• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 162

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER BOWLS

    MARK OF GEORGE WICKES, LONDON, 1732

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER BOWLS
    MARK OF GEORGE WICKES, LONDON, 1732
    Each circular with fluted sides and gadrooned border, engraved with a coat-of-arms within Baroque mantling, each marked under base, with scratch weights 13-12 and 10-1-12; 13-8 and 10-0-12
    6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) diameter, one is 1/8 (0.3 cm.) higher; 26 oz. (818 gr.) (2)


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    The arms are those of Fowle impaling Turner, for John Fowle, Esq., of Brome, Norfolk and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Charles Turner, 1st Bt., of Warham, Norfolk (d. 1738). John Fowle was one of his Majesty's Commissioners of Excise, and his father-in-law was Commissioner of Trade and Lord of the Admiralty.

    Provenance

    The Executors of The Right Honourable the 3rd Viscount Astor, removed from Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, sold Christie's, London, 21 June 1967, lot 116
    M. Luben Basmadjieff, sold Christie's, Geneva, 14 November 1972, lot 271
    Christie's, London, 12 June 2006, lot 134
    With Alastair Dickenson, London