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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 310

    A PAIR OF GEORGE V SILVER WALL-SCONCES

    MARK OF LIONEL ALFRED CRICHTON, LONDON, 1919

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE V SILVER WALL-SCONCES
    MARK OF LIONEL ALFRED CRICHTON, LONDON, 1919
    With plain backplates, engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked on backs and sockets, the backs stamped 'CRICHTON BROS LONDON & NEW YORK'
    11¾ in. (30 cm.) high
    31 oz. (951 gr.)
    The arms are those of Gilbert impaling Le Poer Trench quartering Power, for Lt. Cdr. Walter Raleigh Gilbert, R.N. (d. 1977) and his wife Lady Beryl Franziska Kathleen Bianca (1893-1957), daughter of William, 5th Earl of Clancarty, (1868-1929), whom he married in 1917. Following their divorce in 1927 she married in 1931 as her third husband Francis Edward Selby Groves, of Westfield, Leasingham, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. (2)


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