• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 217

    TWO BRASS CASTERS

    ONE FRENCH, CIRCA 1710, THE OTHER ENGLISH OR FRENCH, CIRCA 1690

    Price Realised  

    TWO BRASS CASTERS
    ONE FRENCH, CIRCA 1710, THE OTHER ENGLISH OR FRENCH, CIRCA 1690
    Each with domed diamond pattern and perforated lids, the larger with an acorn finial and the smaller with cylindrical body engraved with a coat-of-arms depicting a rampant lion, both silver form
    9 in. (23 cm.) and 6 in. (15 cm.) high (2)


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    The larger caster is virtually identical to one from the Casimir Collection of Metalwork, sold Christie's, South Kensington, 23 January 2008, lot 311. Also see R. Gentle and R. Feild, Domestic Metalwork, rev. edn., 1994, p. 262, fig. 3 for this model.

    Provenance

    Both with Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire, 1985.