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    Sale 5366

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    23 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 212

    A RARE GEORGE III SILVER EGG CODDLER

    MARK OF ALEXANDER FIELD, LONDON, 1804

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    A RARE GEORGE III SILVER EGG CODDLER
    MARK OF ALEXANDER FIELD, LONDON, 1804
    Oval with double-hinged cover and ivory handle, engraved to front with crest of a demi-lion rampant below a seven pearl coronet, the interior containing a silver frame to hold two eggs, the base pierced with scrolls and crosslets for straining and capped by an ivory finial, the oval two-handled warming base with fretwork-pierced sides and reeded borders, with centrally fitted, detachable spirit lamp and raised on four part-fluted bracket feet
    9½ in. (24 cm.) high
    gross weight 20.5 oz. (636 gr.)


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