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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 53

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER COMMUNION CUPS AND PATENS

    MARK OF JOHN KINCAID, LONDON, 1746

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    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER COMMUNION CUPS AND PATENS
    MARK OF JOHN KINCAID, LONDON, 1746
    The cups each with bell shaped bowls and on trumpet shaped bases, the patens each plain circular and on a pedestal foot, each piece marked underneath and further engraved with numbers and individual scratchweights, the cups 'No 22 '18oz. 1dwt' and 'No 23 '18oz. 7dwt'; the patens 'No 22 '10oz 11 dwt' and 'No 23 '10oz 6 dwt', each further engraved with a cumulative scratchweight '28"15'
    the communion cups 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high
    the patens 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam.
    57 oz. (1,786 gr.)
    The inscriptions read 'The Gift of Mrs Eliz Pocok to ye Parish of St Martin Westmr 1746' (4)


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    A pair of flagons by Hugh le Sage, 1746 with identical inscriptions are now in the Gilbert Collection, shortly to be exhibited at the Victorian and Albert Museum, London.

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    Provenance

    Given to St. Martin in the Fields by Mrs. Elizabeth Pocock in 1746
    The Property of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sold by Order of the Vicar and Churchwardens; Sotheby's London, 17 May 1973, lot 115 (£1,350 to H. Ricketts)
    With Partridge, London, 16 June 1995.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE OAKWOOD COLLECTION
    (Lots 1-103)