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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 36

    A GERMAN SILVER SOUP-TUREEN AND COVER

    POSSIBLY DANZIG, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY, WITH 19TH CENTURY MOSCOW MARKS ONLY, PRESUMABLY STRUCK ON RESALE

    Price Realised  

    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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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRINCELY HOUSE
    (LOTS 29-36)