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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 521

    LOUISA, VISCOUNTESS BERESFORD'S TOILET SERVICE
    A SET OF FOUR GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT DRESSING TABLE-BOTTLES

    MARK OF WILLIAM ELLIOTT, LONDON, 1828

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    LOUISA, VISCOUNTESS BERESFORD'S TOILET SERVICE
    A SET OF FOUR GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT DRESSING TABLE-BOTTLES
    MARK OF WILLIAM ELLIOTT, LONDON, 1828
    Each inverted pear shaped and on spreading detachable foot, the sides cast and chased with vignettes depicting a figure slaying a dragon and then pursuing and capturing a maiden, all within fruiting grapevines and on textured ground, with detachable cover and fitted with a glass bottle, marked near base, underneath and on cover
    7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) and 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high
    44 oz. (1,377 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). (4)


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    Provenance

    Louisa, Viscountess Beresford (d.1851) and then by descent (see above).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE DUKE OF ATHOLL
    (Lots 519-525 and 614-616)