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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 174

    A RARE SET OF TWELVE GEORGE II GOLD TEASPOONS WITH A PAIR OF SUGAR NIPS EN SUITE

    THE SPOONS WITH MARK OF JOHN WIRGMAN, LONDON, CIRCA 1750, THE SUGAR NIPS APPARENTLY UNMARKED, CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    A RARE SET OF TWELVE GEORGE II GOLD TEASPOONS WITH A PAIR OF SUGAR NIPS EN SUITE
    THE SPOONS WITH MARK OF JOHN WIRGMAN, LONDON, CIRCA 1750, THE SUGAR NIPS APPARENTLY UNMARKED, CIRCA 1750
    Hanoverian pattern, the sugar-nips of scissor action with shell grips, each engraved with a cypher, the teapoons each marked on the back of handle
    6.6 oz. (206 gr.) (13)


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    Another unmarked pair of sugar-nips with very similar shell shaped grips, known as the 'Gregory Gold Sugar-Tongs', originally part of a collection of English Gold assembled by Nathaniel Mayer Victor, 3rd Baron Rothschild was sold Christie's London, 20 November 2001, lot 8.

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    Provenance

    Herbert Augustus Salwey (1848-1939) of Runnymede Park, Surrey
    The late Herbert Augustus Salwey, of Runnymede Park; Christie's London, 19 April 1936, lot 91 (£125 to Parkes).
    Michael Noble; Christie's London, 13 December 1967, lot 41.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF JAIME ORTIZ-PATINO
    (LOTS 126-127 and 168-181)


    Literature

    The Connoisseur, August 1951, vol. XXIV.