25 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
A GEORGE V SILVER AND ENAMEL DISH
MARK OF OMAR RAMSDEN, LONDON, 1926, THE ENAMEL ATTRIBUTED TO JEANNE ETÉVE
Oval and with a hammered finish, the centre set with vari-coloured enamel plaque painted with maiden on seashore blowing into a conch shell, heightened with gilt, within twisted wire border, marked underneath, further engraved 'OMAR RAMSDEN ME FECIT'
4 5/8 in. (12 cm.) wide
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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Harry Williams-Bulkeley on everything from cutlery to candelabras and sourcing that show-stopping centrepiece
When the Atocha sank in a hurricane nearly 400 years ago, hopes of recovering its extraordinary cargo of treasure seemed lost