• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5924

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    22 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 80

    A GEORGE III SILVER TEA URN OF NEO-CLASSICAL FORM

    MARK OF SMITH AND SHARP, LONDON, 1775

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SILVER TEA URN OF NEO-CLASSICAL FORM
    MARK OF SMITH AND SHARP, LONDON, 1775
    The vase-shaped body with ribbed scroll handles and lion mask tap with ivory handle, on square pedestal base applied with paterae, rasied on four stepped-bracket feet, cover with acorn finial, engraved with coat-of-arms on foot and cover
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high
    103 oz. (3,193 gr.)
    The arms are those of Harrison quartering Jackson impaling Gatesford


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