• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 352

    A GEORGE III IRISH SILVER-GILT SALVER

    DUBLIN, 1819, MAKER'S MARK WN, PROBABLY FOR WILLIAM NELSON, FURTHER STAMPED WEST

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    Estimate

    A GEORGE III IRISH SILVER-GILT SALVER
    DUBLIN, 1819, MAKER'S MARK WN, PROBABLY FOR WILLIAM NELSON, FURTHER STAMPED WEST
    Shaped circular on four rocaille and paw feet, with shell, rocaille and foliage border and chased with dense band depicting the Four Seasons and their attributes, the centre engraved with a coat-of-arms below an earl's coronet, marked on reverse
    23½ in. (59.8 cm.) diam.
    166 oz. (5,188 gr.)
    The arms are those of Primrose quartering Cressy, for the Earls of Rosebery.


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    Provenance

    Mentmore, Sotheby's House Sale; 19 May 1977, lot 1692.