30 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 475
Estimate GBP 250 - GBP 300
A GEORGE III SILVER CADDY SPOON WITH KIDNEY-SHAPED BOWL,
MARK OF COCKS & BETTRIDGE, BIRMINGHAM, 1812,
Engraved checkered decoration to bowl, handle with projecting "fish-tail" at base & engraved with vacant ovoid cartouche above pendent foliage.
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