• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 52

    A GEORGE V SILVER FIVE PIECE CHRISTENING SET

    MARK OF THE GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS CO. LTD., LONDON, 1912/14

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE V SILVER FIVE PIECE CHRISTENING SET
    MARK OF THE GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS CO. LTD., LONDON, 1912/14
    Comprising: bowl and mug, each engraved with presentation inscription Edward Antony Fitzherbert Widdrington The Gift of Edward Grey April 4th, 1914, a Rat Tail pattern fork and spoon and a pistol-handled knife, each engraved with intials EAFW; together with a framed photograph of Sir Edward Grey, 1932; and a porringer and spoon, mark of Walker & Hall, Birmingham, 1917, engraved with Widdrington crest and inscribed on base F.N.H.W. from Lieut. Col the Hon. A. E. W. Harris 60th Rifles
    24.5 oz. (760 gr.) (8)


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    Provenance

    Edward Antony Fitzherbert Widdrington, M.C., (1914-1944) and Francis Newton Heron Widdrington (1920-2008).