13 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 688
Estimate GBP 350 - GBP 450
A WILLIAM IV SILVER COFFEE POT,
MARK OF EDWARD, JOHN AND WILLIAM BARNARD, LONDON, 1830
Melon fluted form with leaf capped handle, border and foot - 9½ ins.(24.25cm.) 33 ozs.
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