• Important Silver and Objects o auction at Christies

    Sale 2209

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu Including the Inventory of Marks Antiques of London

    22 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 138

    AN IMPORTANT SET OF FOUR REGENCY SILVER-GILT SALT CELLARS, WITH A MODERN MATCHING PAIR

    FOUR MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1819, TWO MARK OF GARRARD & CO., 1987

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN IMPORTANT SET OF FOUR REGENCY SILVER-GILT SALT CELLARS, WITH A MODERN MATCHING PAIR
    FOUR MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1819, TWO MARK OF GARRARD & CO., 1987
    Each on rockwork base with shells and coral, applied with a crayfish, two 1819 cellars engraved with a crest, marked on bases, tails and nuts
    5½ in. (14 cm.) long; the 1819 set 120 oz. 10 dwt. (3,759 gr.); the 1987 pair 75 oz. 10 dwt. (2,359 gr.) (6)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    These salt cellars are based on a pair in the celebrated "Marine service" of the Royal Collection. Made by Nicholas Sprimont in 1742, the Royal pair is illustrated in E. Alfred Jones, The Gold and Silver of Windsor Castle, 1911, illus. pl. 50.

    Provenance

    Ralph Francis Julian Stonor, 5th Lord Camoys (1884-1968), one pair 1819 acquired in 1949, one pair acquired in 1956;
    by descent to Lord Camoys, sold Christie's London, 21 March 1979,
    lot 24
    Garrard & Co. Ltd.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF MRS. PATRICIA M. KLUGE


    Literature

    "A Taste for Splendor: and Mr. Francis Stonor," The Connoisseur, December 1959, pp. 212-217, illus. p. 213.
    Michael Clayton, Christie's Pictorial History of English and American Silver, 1985, illus. p. 242, no. 5.
    Arthur Grimwade, "Mr. Francis Stonor's Collection of Silvergilt," The Connoisseur, June, 1960, pp. 38-43, illus. p. 41.
    Royal Goldsmiths: The Garrard Heritage, 1991, illus. p. 64, no. 25.


    Exhibited

    "Royal Goldsmiths: The Garrard Heritage," Garrard & Co., London, 1991, cat. no. 25