• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 58

    A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT SUGAR BASIN AND CREAM BOAT

    MARK OF JOSEPH TAYLOR, LONDON, 1842/1843

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT SUGAR BASIN AND CREAM BOAT
    MARK OF JOSEPH TAYLOR, LONDON, 1842/1843
    The basin circular, the cream boat oval, each on shell feet, the bodies formed as leaves, each marked under lip
    The basin 6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) diameter; 27 oz. (845 gr.) (2)


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    Another bowl of this design, from 1842, is illustrated in Vanessa Brett, The Sotheby's Directory of Silver, 1600-1940, 1986, p. 262, no. 1189. A dessert service of this same pattern of 1836-40, is illustrated in Michael Clayton, The Collector's Dictionary of Silver and Gold of Great Britain, 1971, no. 220.

    Provenance

    Gerald S. Sanders (1911-1982)
    The James Walker Collection of Silver and Vertu, sold Christie's, South Kensington, 13 July 2006, lot 158