• 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 86

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT TAZZA

    MARK OF BENJAMIN SMITH II, LONDON, 1808

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT TAZZA
    MARK OF BENJAMIN SMITH II, LONDON, 1808
    Circular, with openwork border of grapevine, the field finely chased with scrolling foliage and flower baskets, centering an engraved coat-of-arms, on circular foot with stiff-leaf border, marked on reverse of border and foot
    12 in. (30.5 cm.) diameter; 58 oz. 10 dwt. (1,826 gr.)


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    The arms are those of Montagu and Monthermer quartering Churchill, for a descendant of John Montagu, 2nd and last Duke of Montagu (1690-1749) and Lady Mary Churchill (1689-1751), daughter of the 1st Duke of Marlborough.

    Provenance

    With Alastair Dickenson, London