• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 194

    A QUEEN ANNE SILVER-GILT DOUBLE SPICE BOX

    MARK OF FRANCIS GARTHORNE, LONDON, CIRCA 1705

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    A QUEEN ANNE SILVER-GILT DOUBLE SPICE BOX
    MARK OF FRANCIS GARTHORNE, LONDON, CIRCA 1705
    Oval, on four circular feet, the double-hinged cover with gadrooned border, the interior gilt, one side with divider panel, the base engraved H, marked on base and cover panels with maker's mark only
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) long; 10 oz. 10 dwt. (329 gr.)


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    A similar silver-gilt double spice box by George Garthorne, circa 1705, is illustrated in Michael Clayton, Christie's Pictorial History of English and American Silver, 1985, p. 113, no. 11.

    Provenance

    With Alastair Dickenson, London