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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 77

    A SWISS SILVER CHOCOLATE-POT

    MARK OF ETIENNE-MARC GISCARD, VEVEY, CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

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    A SWISS SILVER CHOCOLATE-POT
    MARK OF ETIENNE-MARC GISCARD, VEVEY, CIRCA 1740
    Pear shaped and on three scroll feet, with a part-turned wood side handle, the detachable cover with a pivoting finial silver and ebonised wood vase shaped finial, engraved with a coat-of-arms below a coronet and with initials 'M.S.C', marked underneath
    10½ in. (26.5 cm.) high
    gross weight 25 oz. (771 gr.)
    The arms are those of de Bons, the family originated from Bons-en-Chablais. There were a number of branches of the family in Geneva, the Pays de Gex, Valais and in Holland.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE OAKWOOD COLLECTION
    (Lots 1-106)