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    Sale 7686

    Highly Important Silver from the Collection of Lord Harris of Peckham

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    A QUEEN ANNE SILVER CHOCOLATE-POT

    MARK OF PIERRE HARACHE, LONDON, 1703

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A QUEEN ANNE SILVER CHOCOLATE-POT
    MARK OF PIERRE HARACHE, LONDON, 1703
    Baluster shaped and on three hoof feet, with part-turned wood side handle and a beak-shaped spout, the detachable bayonet-mounted cover with a pivoting cap with baluster finial, engraved with a coat-of-arms within a baroque latticework and scroll cartouche, marked near rim, on cover bezel and inside cover
    7½ in. (19 cm.) high
    gross weight 21 oz. (666 gr.)
    The arms are those of Baillie almost certainly for George Baillie of Jerviswoode and Mellerstain.


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    Provenance

    George Baillie (1664-1738) of Jerviswoode and Mellerstain and by descent to his daughter and heir
    Rachel (1696-1773) who married Charles, Lord Binning (1697-1732), eldest son of Thomas Hamilton, 6th Earl of Haddington (1680-1735), and his wife Helen (d.1768), sister of 1st Earl of Hopetoun. Charles predeceased his father the Baillie chattels, passed to his son second son
    George Hamilton, later Baillie of Jerviswoode and Mellerstain (d.1797) and then by descent to his son
    George Baillie of Jerviswoode and Mellerstain (1763-1841) and then by descent to his son
    George Baillie-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Haddington (1802-1870), who succeeded his cousin to the earldom and then by descent to
    The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Haddington, K.C., M.C.; Sotheby's London, 30 November 1967, lot 107.
    The late Mr. Charles Engelhard; Christie's London, 5 July 1972, lot 100.
    with Thomas Lumley, London.
    with Titus Kendall, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    HIGHLY IMPORTANT SILVER FROM THE COLLECTION OF LORD HARRIS OF PECKHAM


    Literature

    Burlington Magazine, The Binning Collection of Old English and Scottish Silver and Plate, March 1936, p. 123, pl. 1.


    Exhibited

    Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh