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    Sale 12034

    Christie's Interiors

    16 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 182

    A WILLIAM IV SILVER-GILT EWER AND BASIN FROM LOUISA, VISCOUNTESS BERESFORD'S TOILET-SERVICE

    MARK OF WILLIAM ELLIOTT, LONDON, 1830 AND 1834

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    A WILLIAM IV SILVER-GILT EWER AND BASIN FROM LOUISA, VISCOUNTESS BERESFORD'S TOILET-SERVICE
    MARK OF WILLIAM ELLIOTT, LONDON, 1830 AND 1834
    The ewer on short spreading foot, the side with plaques chased and cast with Poseidon and Amphitrite surrounded by sea creatures, with ivory insulated handle, the basin circular, chased with palmettes, the centre applied with a plaque cast with Aphrodite
    the basin 14¾ in. (37.3 cm.) diam.
    the ewer 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
    gross weight 85 oz. 17 dwt. (2,670 gr.)
    The initials are those of Louisa Beresford (d.1851) wife firstly of Thomas Hope and secondly of William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford (1768-1854).


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    Provenance

    Louisa, Viscountess Beresford (d.1851) and then by descent,
    The Duke of Atholl; Christie's, London, 29 November 2007, lot 522.


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