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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 92

    A SET OF THREE GEORGE III SILVER COVERED SUGAR VASES

    MARK OF DANIEL SMITH AND ROBERT SHARP, LONDON, 1773

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF THREE GEORGE III SILVER COVERED SUGAR VASES
    MARK OF DANIEL SMITH AND ROBERT SHARP, LONDON, 1773
    With bead borders and acanthus scroll side handles, the sides applied with swags of bellflowers hung from ribbon-tied paterae and with stiff leaves radiating from the lower body, on square pedestal bases cast with guilloche and paterae decoration, the covers with an acorn finial atop a chased acanthus leaf calyx, each engraved to one side with a neo-classical armorial cartouche
    the largest 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high
    47 oz. (1457 gr.)
    The arms are those of Lee (or Leigh) with a molet for a third son and Long quartering Atkinson in pretence. (3)


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    Provenance

    The Massey-Mainwaring Collection; Christie's London, 13 March 1907, Lot 310 (to Colonel Tipping)