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    Sale 2132

    Important American Silver

    23 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 94

    A SILVER CAKE BASKET

    MARK OF HUGH WISHART, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1785

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER CAKE BASKET
    MARK OF HUGH WISHART, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1785
    Oval, on oval pedestal foot with reeded border, the basket with a band of stiff leaf engraving within a reeded border, the swing handle engraved with monogram MC within mantling, engraved under base, Maria M. Cammann, May 26, 1791 Julia Cammann Whitehouse, 1862 Julia Whitehouse, 1889 Julia Christina Whitehouse, Oct-8-1914 Christina Whitehouse Boardman 1938, also engraved on reverse of rim, Christina Whitehouse Buckley 1969, marked on handle
    13½ in. long; 32 oz.


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    Maria Camman (b. c. 1786)
    Julia Whitehouse (b. c. 1815)
    Julia Whitehouse (b. c. 1840), daughter
    Julia C. Whitehouse (b. c. 1886), niece
    Christina W. Boardman (b. c. 1886)
    Christina W. Boardman (b. c. 1916), daughter