29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000
A GEORGE V SILVER-MOUNTED CUT-GLASS SPIRIT DECANTER
MARK OF ASPREY AND CO., BIRMINGHAM, 1924
The cut-glass body of barrel form with silver spigot and silver-mounted stopper, supported on silver frame, fully marked, further stamped 'Asprey London' and '1637'
10 in. (25.3 cm.) wide
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THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN
When the Atocha sank in a hurricane nearly 400 years ago, hopes of recovering its extraordinary cargo of treasure seemed lost
Harry Williams-Bulkeley on everything from cutlery to candelabras and sourcing that show-stopping centrepiece