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    Sale 5367

    Christie's Interiors

    30 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 308

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV SILVER GRAPE SCISSORS

    MARK OF THOMAS ROBINSON (I), LONDON, 1825

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    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV SILVER GRAPE SCISSORS
    MARK OF THOMAS ROBINSON (I), LONDON, 1825
    With floral and fruiting vine handles, raised on two leaf supports; together with a pair of George III sugar nips, mark of Thomas Justis, London, circa 1765, with shell grips; a similar pair initialled M*P, mark of Richard Mills, circa 1760; a similar George II pair, struck only with a lion passant on each of the shell grips, circa 1735; another pair, maker's mark indistinct, circa 1750, initialled A*H; and two pairs of wish-bone sugar tongs, one Birmingham, 1939, the other American, by Gorham & Co., circa 1900
    9 oz. (279 gr.) (7)


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