• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 238

    A SET OF THREE WILLIAM III SILVER SALT-CELLARS AND A FURTHER EXAMPLE

    THREE WITH MARK OF DAVID WILLAUME, LONDON, 1701, THE FOURTH APPARENTLY UNMARKED, PERHAPS 19TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF THREE WILLIAM III SILVER SALT-CELLARS AND A FURTHER EXAMPLE
    THREE WITH MARK OF DAVID WILLAUME, LONDON, 1701, THE FOURTH APPARENTLY UNMARKED, PERHAPS 19TH CENTURY
    Each circular with fluted sides, three engraved underneath with a coat-of-arms, three marked underneath
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) diam.
    13 oz. (407 gr.)
    The arms are possibly those of Hancock. (4)


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    Provenance

    Arthur Reginald Harris-Temple (d.1928), of Waterstown, co. West Meath.
    Anonymous sale [Arthur R. Harris-Temple]; Christie's, London, 5 March 1924, lot 30 (£19 to Oliver).
    Anonymous Gift to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914), 9 February 1942.
    De-accessioned from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, circa 2000.


    Literature

    E. Alcorn, English Silver in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Vol. 2: Silver From 1697, Boston, 2000, p. 60, no. 11.