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    Sale 5360

    Christie's Interiors

    29 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 351

    A GEORGE III SILVER MEMENTO MORI INKSTAND

    MARK OF SAMUEL & GEORGE WHITFORD, LONDON, 1804

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SILVER MEMENTO MORI INKSTAND
    MARK OF SAMUEL & GEORGE WHITFORD, LONDON, 1804
    Oblong with gadroon rim, on four bracket feet terminating in scrolls, complete with three original mounted cut-glass bottles, with a deep pen depression on either side, the base inscribed underneath
    10 in. (25.5 cm.) long
    weighable silver 28 oz. (869 gr.)


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    The inscription reads, 'In remembrance of Charles Elsden Esq. who was suddenly taken from his relatives and friends on the 7th of March 1805, in the 41st year of his age'

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage