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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 516

    A GEORGE IV SILVER BASKET

    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1827

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE IV SILVER BASKET
    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1827
    Shaped circular, the foot with rosette and acanthus foliage border, the melon fluted body with anthemion, acanthus foliage, shell and gadrooned rim, the swing handle chased with shells and two grotesque dolphin masks, the centre engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked on side and handle
    13½ in. (34 cm.) diam.
    58 oz. (1,819 gr.)
    The arms are those of Chetwynd impaling Petit, for Henry Chetwynd (1791-1885) of Brockton Lodge, Staffordshire, and his wife Mary Anne (d.1888), daughter of the Rev. John Hayes Petit of Hilton, Staffordshire, whom he married in 1827. Henry was the third son of Sir George Chetwynd 1st Bt. (1739-1824).


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    Provenance

    Lester R. Cahn and the Estate of Marjorie Alter Cahn; Christie's New York, 15 October 1985, lot 227.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION