• 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 121

    A SET OF THREE GEORGE II SILVER CASTERS

    MARK OF SAMUEL WOOD, LONDON, 1743

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF THREE GEORGE II SILVER CASTERS
    MARK OF SAMUEL WOOD, LONDON, 1743
    Comprising a sugar, mustard and pepper caster, each baluster form applied with floral garland, strapwork and masks, with two cartouches, the detachable cover with bud finial, each engraved with a crest and coat-of-arms, marked under bases and cover bezels
    The largest 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high; 40 oz. (1,248 gr.) (3)


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    The arms are those of Parker impaling those of Poulett, for John Parker (1703-68) of North Molton, Devon, who married Catherine, daughter of John, 1st Earl Poulett, in 1725. John Parker succeeded his father, George, in 1743, and these casters were likely commissioned as part of the major refurbishment of the family residence, Saltram House, that took place between 1743 and 1749. Work on Saltram House continued under his son, also named John, who was elevated to the peerage as 1st Baron Boringdon in 1784.

    Provenance

    With Asprey & Co., London, 1993
    Christie's, New York, 16 April 2004, lot 122
    With Alastair Dickenson, London