• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5686

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    9 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 118

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER SALTS,

    MARK OF JOHN EDWARDS (II), LONDON, 1731, ONE WITH MAKER'S MARK ONLY STRUCK 4 TIMES

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER SALTS,
    MARK OF JOHN EDWARDS (II), LONDON, 1731, ONE WITH MAKER'S MARK ONLY STRUCK 4 TIMES
    Circular with applied acanthus leaves around sides, the spreading circular bases with geometric strapwork incorporating pendent foliate and bead motifs, gilt interiors, engraved to front with an earl's crest and coronet
    3½ in. diameter (8.9 cm.)
    18 oz. (558 gm.) (2)


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    The crest is that of Walpole, Earl of Orford. The earldom lasted from 1742-1797 at which time it became extinct and a new earldom recreated in 1806 which in turn became extinct 125 years later.

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