• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 237

    A WILLIAM AND MARY SILVER DRESSING-TABLE MIRROR

    MARK OF ANTHONY NELME, LONDON, 1691

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WILLIAM AND MARY SILVER DRESSING-TABLE MIRROR
    MARK OF ANTHONY NELME, LONDON, 1691
    Oblong, the corners applied with foliage and flower bracket, with detachable cresting, chased with band of foliage and shells and with shaped rim with two putto supporting a shield, later engraved with coat-of-arms beneath earl's coronet and with crest beneath earl's coronet, marked on base and on crest, with wood easel back
    24 in. (61 cm.) high
    41 oz. (1,300 gr.)
    The arms are those of Cecil as borne by the Earls of Exeter.


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    Provenance

    Sir Thomas Firbank (1850-1910), M.P. for Hull and father of the novelist Ronald Firbank (1886-1926).
    Sir J. Thomas Firbank M.P., The Coopers, Chiselhurst; Christie's, London, 30 May 1904, lot 50 (£50 to Crichton).
    Geraldine, Countess of Milltown (1841-1914) and then by descent to her nephew
    Col. Reginald Chandos-Pole (1853-1930).
    Col. R. W. Chandos-Pole; Christie's, London, 1 July 1914, lot 32 (£48 to Heigham).