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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 192

    AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF GEORGE V SILVER-GILT LANTERNS

    MARK OF OMAR RAMSDEN, LONDON, 1928

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF GEORGE V SILVER-GILT LANTERNS
    MARK OF OMAR RAMSDEN, LONDON, 1928
    EACH CYLINDRICAL WITH STRAPWORK SIDES, THE STRAPS EACH CAPPED WITH A STRAPWORK BUTTRESS, WITH A TAPERING COVER WITH A SUSPENSION LOOP FINIAL, THE BASE AND BODY WITH LATER FROSTED GLASS LINERS, WITH A OPENWORK SCROLL BRACKET, FULLY MARKED
    60 OZ. (1,861 GR.) (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    "WE HAVE TALKED A LOT ABOUT INDUSTRY AND VERY LITTLE ABOUT ART, WE BRITISH - I WISH WE COULD USE THE WORD ENGLISH - LOOK UPON ART AS SOMETHING THAT JUST COMES ALONG. WE FORGET THAT ART IS THE MAINSPRING FROM WHICH ALL INDUSTRY OF ANY ARTISTIC PRETENCES AT ALL MUST COME"

    OMAR RAMSDEN AT A MEETING OF DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURES AT GOLDSMITHS' HALL, 1935, (SEE R. RANSOME WALLIS, CURATOR, TREASURES OF THE 20TH CENTURY LONDON, 2000, P.29).

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR