• 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 158

    A SET OF FOUR GEORGE II SILVER SALT CELLARS

    MARK OF DAVID HENNELL, LONDON, 1739

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    A SET OF FOUR GEORGE II SILVER SALT CELLARS
    MARK OF DAVID HENNELL, LONDON, 1739
    Each circular, on cast mermaid feet with a split tail foot, applied in between with a garland of shells and sand, the flaring rim with scalloped shell motif with gilt interior, marked under bases
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diameter; 47 oz. (1,475 gr.) (4)


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    An unmarked set of four salt cellars of this model, circa 1740, is illustrated in Michael Clayton, The Collector's Dictionary of Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America, 1971, p. 314, no. 450.

    Provenance

    With Alastair Dickenson, London