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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 263

    AN AMERICAN SILVER WATER PITCHER

    MARK OF SHEPHERD & BOYD, ALBANY, CIRCA 1815

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN AMERICAN SILVER WATER PITCHER
    MARK OF SHEPHERD & BOYD, ALBANY, CIRCA 1815
    Vase form, on circular foot, with wide neck band and angular handle, the detachable domed cover surmounted by a ball finial, the body engraved with monograms JMVS and RFEB, marked under base
    8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high; 17 oz. 10 dwt. (555 gr.)


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    Provenance

    Col. John Van Schaick (1776-1820) of Albany and Margaret Bleecker (1776-1878)
    Elisa Van Schaick, daughter, married Simeon de Witt Bloodgood
    Robert Fanshaw Bloodgood, son, married Elise Pirson
    John Van Schaick Bloodgood, son, married distinguished equestrian and author Lida Louise Fleitmann
    Lida Lacey Bloodgood, daughter, married HSH Prince Dominick Radziwill in 1948
    HSH Princess Marie-Louise Radziwill, daughter, sculptress


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF HSH PRINCESS MARIE-LOUISE RADZIWILL