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    Sale 5360

    Christie's Interiors

    29 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 172

    AN EDWARDIAN SILVER POSY HOLDER

    MARK OF GEORGE UNITE, BIRMINGHAM, 1906

    Price Realised  

    AN EDWARDIAN SILVER POSY HOLDER
    MARK OF GEORGE UNITE, BIRMINGHAM, 1906
    Part-fluted below pierced flowers and scrolls incorporating an inscribed oval cartouche, with spike and finger ring on 2 pendant chains, the base with cushion-shaped terminal pulling down to release 3 scroll-engraved spring-action supports, gilt interior; and a Victorian conical silver posy holder by Barnet Henry Joseph, Birmingham, 1874, applied with anthemions, wheat stalks, ivy and vine leaves, the top with 2 foliate-engraved sprung sections either side of the aperture, each surmounted by a curved leaf -- 4 in. (10 cm.) long (2)


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    The inscription to the first posy holder reads, 'Rangoon Boat Club, 21st Nov. 1907'

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage