13 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 625
Estimate GBP 350 - GBP 450
A WILLIAM IV SILVER BUTTER DISH WITH CRANBERRY GLASS LINER
MARK OF H. WILKINSON & CO. SHEFFIELD, 1836
With fluted stand and matching cover with recumbent cow finial, the cranberry glass butter dish with star-cut base - 11,50 ozs.
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When the Atocha sank in a hurricane nearly 400 years ago, hopes of recovering its extraordinary cargo of treasure seemed lost
Harry Williams-Bulkeley on everything from cutlery to candelabras and sourcing that show-stopping centrepiece