13 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,000
A VICTORIAN SILVER WINE EWER
MARK OF EDWARD AND JOHN BARNARD, LONDON, 1856
Baluster shape on a spreading foot and with rustic vine handle continuing around the body with leaf, tendril and grape ornament - 14 ins. high (36cm.) 32 oz.
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