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    Sale 5374

    Christie's Interiors

    16 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 595

    A GEORGE III SILVER TWO-HANDLED CUP AND COVER

    MARK OF WILLIAM HOLMES, LONDON, 1789

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE III SILVER TWO-HANDLED CUP AND COVER
    MARK OF WILLIAM HOLMES, LONDON, 1789
    Vase-shaped with reeded handles terminating in acanthus leaves, the cover with urn finial, the sides engraved with ribbon-tied garlands centred by a navette cartouche engraved with initials on one side, the other side with a later presentation inscription dated 1844, the foot crested
    14½ in. (36.8 cm.) high
    36 oz. (1116 gr.)


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