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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 522

    LOUISA, VISCOUNTESS BERESFORD'S TOILET SERVICE
    A WILLIAM IV SILVER-GILT EWER AND BASIN

    MARK OF WILLIAM ELLIOTT, LONDON, 1830 AND 1834

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    LOUISA, VISCOUNTESS BERESFORD'S TOILET SERVICE
    A WILLIAM IV SILVER-GILT EWER AND BASIN
    MARK OF WILLIAM ELLIOTT, LONDON, 1830 AND 1834
    The ewer tapering cylindrical and on short spreading foot, one side with a plaque chased and cast with Poseidon riding a chariot pulled by sea-horses, the other with Amphitrite astride a seahorse, each surrounded by tritons, nereids and putti blowing trumpets and conch shells, all on a textured ground, further chased with palmettes, the neck and hinged cover applied with fruiting grapevines, with a reeded ivory insulated handle, the basin circular, chased with palmettes, the centre applied with a plaque cast with Aphrodite riding a dolphin, the basin engraved four times with initials 'LB' below a viscountess' coronet, the ewer marked underneath, inside cover and on handle and finial, the basin marked on side
    the basin 14¾ in. (37.3 cm.) diam.
    the ewer 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
    gross weight 86 oz. (2,670 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). (2)


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    A six piece tea and coffee service of the same pattern engraved with the arms of Thomas Hope (1769-1831), Louisa, Viscountess Beresford's first husband, was sold Christie's London, 11 June 2003, lot 32.

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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)