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    Sale 5351

    Christie's Interiors

    15 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 254

    A PAIR OF CAST SILVER BUTTER SHELLS

    UNMARKED, PROBABLY GEORGE II, CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF CAST SILVER BUTTER SHELLS
    UNMARKED, PROBABLY GEORGE II, CIRCA 1740
    Engraved with a small armorial to one corner, 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) wide; together with a Russian silver-gilt octagonal vodka cup, St. Petersburg, circa 1860, engraved with geometric and floral designs, scroll handle -- 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high; also a George II silver tumbler cup with gilt interior by Daniel Piers, London, 1755 -- 2½ in. (6.3 cm.) high
    12.5 oz. (388 gr.) (4)


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