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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 146

    A RARE WILLIAM IV SILVER PART TABLE-SERVICE

    MARK OF JOHN HAYNE, LONDON, 1830, 1832 AND 1833

    Price Realised  

    A RARE WILLIAM IV SILVER PART TABLE-SERVICE
    MARK OF JOHN HAYNE, LONDON, 1830, 1832 AND 1833
    Old England pattern, engraved with a crest, comprising:
    36 table-forks
    13 table-spoons, one by Tiffany and Co.
    18 dessert-forks
    18 dessert-spoons
    18 teaspoons
    6 egg-spoons
    6 salt-spoons, one by Tiffany and Co.
    1 mustard-spoon
    4 sauce ladles
    1 fish-slice
    2 basting-spoons
    1 meat-skewer
    1 cream-ladle
    1 sifing-spoon
    318 oz. (9,885 gr.) (119)


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    Ian Pickford suggests that with it's use of the symbolic plants of the United Kingdom; oak leaves, acorns and roses for England, shamrocks for Ireland and thistles for Scotland; and it's earliest appearance in 1830, that this pattern was first produced to commemorate the coronation of William IV, (I. Pickford, Silver Flatware English, Irish and Scottish 1660-1980, Woodbridge, 1983, p. 130, fig. 190).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's Geneva, 19 November 1991, lot 11 (part)