2 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
A GERMAN SILVER SOUP-TUREEN AND COVER
POSSIBLY DANZIG, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY, WITH 19TH CENTURY MOSCOW MARKS ONLY, PRESUMABLY STRUCK ON RESALE
Oval and on spreading foot, with reeded rim and two openwork foliage and shell handles, the cover with shell and rocaille finial, engraved twice with a coat-of-arms, marked underneath, on foot, handles, near rim, cover bezel and finial
17¾ in. (45 cm.) wide over handles
128 oz. (3,958 gr.)
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A tureen and cover of very similar form by Friedrich Wilhelm Sponholtz of Danzig, dated 1768-89 is illustrated in Ein Rheinischer Silberschatz Schumk und Gerät aus Privatbesitz, Cologne, 1980, p. 166-167, no. 236.
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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRINCELY HOUSE