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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    A VICTORIAN SILVER PRESENTATION CLARET SERVICE

    MARK OF THOMAS TONGUE, BIRMINGHAM, 1867

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    A VICTORIAN SILVER PRESENTATION CLARET SERVICE
    MARK OF THOMAS TONGUE, BIRMINGHAM, 1867
    Comprising: a claret jug and six goblets; the claret jug on circular foot, with baluster body and entwined vine handle, with hinged cover, decorated with allegories of night and day; the knopped stem and neck applied with owls and bats, the belly with Aurora, the Goddess of Dawn with horse-drawn chariot, with two vacant cartouches, each goblet with gilt interior and engraved with panels centering grape bunches, the jug marked on base, neck and cover, finial and nut, each goblet marked on body and on foot, with fitted wood stand
    The jug 16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high; 106 oz. (3,302 gr.) (7)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a New Jersey Collector