• Important Silver and Objects o auction at Christies

    Sale 2209

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu Including the Inventory of Marks Antiques of London

    22 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 152

    A REGENCY SILVER TEA TRAY

    MARK OF WILLIAM BENNETT, LONDON, 1814

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY SILVER TEA TRAY
    MARK OF WILLIAM BENNETT, LONDON, 1814
    Oval, with gadrooned borders, engraved with monogram HStA, marked on reverse
    30 5/8 in. (77.8 cm.) long; 160 oz. (4,978 gr.)


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    The monogram HStA and coronet are those of Harriot Mellon, Duchess of St. Albans (circa 1775-1837), previously the wife of Thomas Coutts, the banker, and one of the most renowned silver collectors of the Regency era.

    Provenance

    Harriot Mellon, Duchess of St. Albans, by descent to Angela Burdett-Coutts, sold The Coutts Heirlooms, Christie's, London, 17 March 1920, lot 84 (to Tessier)


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND FAMILY