• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 84

    A GEORGE III ROYAL SILVER-GILT EGG FRAME AND SIX CUPS

    MARK OF EMES AND BARNARD, LONDON, 1809

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    A GEORGE III ROYAL SILVER-GILT EGG FRAME AND SIX CUPS
    MARK OF EMES AND BARNARD, LONDON, 1809
    Oblong, on four winged shell feet, the basket-weave frame holding six vase-shaped cups, the handle with a bud finial, engraved under the base HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE K.G. FROM THE SALE JUNE 1904 COMMANDER IN CHIEF 1856-1895, together with six silver-gilt egg spoons, Eley, Fearn and Chawner, London, 1809, the cups and spoons engraved with the Royal badge, marked on frame, foliate washer, cups and spoons
    7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) long; 40 oz. 10 dwt. (1,272 gr.)


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    Caption:
    Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, by Henry Pierce Bone, 1827, Christie's images
    Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850), the seventh son of George III, was an important silver patron like his brothers the Dukes of York and Sussex. George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1818-1904), the only son of the 1st Duke, served for many years as the Commander-in-Chief of the Army. Upon his death in 1904, the silver collection, including the present lot, was sold by Christie's.

    Provenance

    His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge, K.G., sold Christie's, London, 6-7 June 1904, lot 242 (to Spink)
    Rosebery's, London, 14 March 2006, lot 657
    With Alastair Dickenson, London