10 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER HONEY-SKEPS AND STANDS
MARK OF JOHN SAMUEL HUNT, LONDON 1854
The domed covers with alternating panels of strapwork, with a honey bee finial, the stands similarly decorated and with shaped borders, engraved with a crest, marked underneath stands and on covers, the stands each stamped 'HUNT & ROSKELL LATE STORR & MORTIMER 7071'
the stands 7 in. (17.5 cm.) diam.
32 oz. (990 gr.)
The crest is that of Mundy (2)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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