• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5924

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    22 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 51

    A GEORGE III SILVER-MOUNTED IVORY CUCUMBER SLICE

    MARK OF WILLIAM PARKYNS, LONDON, 1804

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SILVER-MOUNTED IVORY CUCUMBER SLICE
    MARK OF WILLIAM PARKYNS, LONDON, 1804
    The handle etched with an eagle crest below a baron's coronet, with steel sliding blade
    8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) long
    The crest and coronet are those of Curzon, Baron Scarsdale of Kedleston, Derbyshire


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