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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 27

    A GEORGE III SILVER TEAPOT

    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1814

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SILVER TEAPOT
    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1814
    Compressed spherical and on spreading foot, the shoulder with a band of trailing foliage, with a foliage decorated spout and an ivory handle, with an egg and dart border, the hinged cover engraved with initials below a royal Duke's coronet and with an ivory finial, engraved underneath with initials 'EA' over 'Fs', marked near handle and inside cover, the base further stamped '190'
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) wide
    gross weight 19 oz. (588 gr.)
    The initials are those of Princess Sophia Augusta (1768-1840), sixth child and second daughter of King George III (1738-1820) and his wife Queen Charlotte, (1744-1818).

    The initials EA Fs stand for "Ernst Augustus Fidekommis", meaning the entailed property of the Duke of Cumberland.


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    Provenance

    Princess Sophia Augusta (1768-1840), and then by descent to her brother
    Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), and then almost certainly by descent to his great-grandson
    Ernst Augustus, Duke of Brunswick Luneburg (1878-1923)
    Purchased by Gluckselig of Vienna, circa 1923, and sold to
    Crichton Brothers, London, 1923


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the estimate should read GBP 2,500-3,500.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE OAKWOOD COLLECTION
    (Lots 1-106)