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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 126

    A VICTORIAN GILT-METAL "MARINE THEME" CONDIMENT SET

    MARK OF GRC, CIRCA 1870

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VICTORIAN GILT-METAL "MARINE THEME" CONDIMENT SET
    MARK OF GRC, CIRCA 1870
    Comprising: eight salts of various shell form, eight salt spoons of flower or leaf terminal, two engraved with crest; eight shell-form dishes each on three dolphin feet; eleven large condiment spoons with repoussé bowls with fruit (three with floral handles; two silver-gilt with plain handles, mark of William Ely, William Fearn & William Chawner, London, 1810; six with stems of Romanesque figures), seven coffee spoons with finials of knight figure, marked on six shells and eight large spoons, all in fitted wooden box
    The largest shell 4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) wide (42)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A SOUTHERN COLLECTOR