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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 241

    A SET OF THREE GEORGE II SILVER TEA-CADDIES

    MARK OF GEORGE METHUEN, LONDON, 1743 AND 1745

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SET OF THREE GEORGE II SILVER TEA-CADDIES
    MARK OF GEORGE METHUEN, LONDON, 1743 AND 1745
    Each oblong, the sides and covers all later chased, one with a Chinese figure picking tea, within foliage scrolls and below a lion's mask, the other side with a vacant cartouche within similar decoration, the short sides each chased with buildings, the hinged covers with flowers, each marked underneath and inside cover
    5 in. (12.5 cm.) high
    74 oz. (2,310 gr.) (3)


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    Provenance

    The Estate of Colasanti-Moore; Sotheby's Milan, 29 February 2000, lot 781


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the estimate should read GBP 5,000-7,000.


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