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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 156

    A VICTORIAN SILVER CENTERPIECE

    MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, THE BASE 1838, THE BOWL 1842

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN SILVER CENTERPIECE
    MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, THE BASE 1838, THE BOWL 1842
    Set on strapwork and scroll base, supporting a bacchic maiden with drinking vessel, pipe and goat beneath a foliate socket with detachable openwork bowl with pendant grape bunches, the base engraved with an Earl's armorials, marked on base and on bowl
    24 in. (61 cm.) high; 233 oz. 10 dwt. (7271 gr.)


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    The arms are those of John Cust, 2nd Baron and 1st Earl Brownlow (1779-1853).

    Educated at Eton and Cambridge, John Cust became M.P. for Clitheroe in 1802. In 1807, after the death of his father, Cust succeeded as 2nd Baron Brownlow, and moved to the House of Lords. He served as Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire from 1809 until 1852. In 1815, he was created 1st Earl Brownlow.