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    Sale 5367

    Christie's Interiors

    30 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 266

    A SILVER-GILT OPENWORK SUGAR BASKET

    UNMARKED, PROBABLY CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SILVER-GILT OPENWORK SUGAR BASKET
    UNMARKED, PROBABLY CIRCA 1775
    The wirework sides applied with trailing flowers and ribbon-tied foliage, narrow rope-work rims and swing handle, the latter applied with flowers on top, the foot rim engraved with a baron's coronet between two crests, fitted with a later detachable silver-gilt liner, mark of William Eley, London, 1824, and a detached gilt disc intended to fit inside the foot, with modern presentation inscription
    4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) high, including handle
    7 oz. (217 gr.)


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