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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 172

    TWO GEORGE III SHEFFIELD-PLATED EGG CODDLERS

    CIRCA 1815, ATTRIBUTED TO MATTHEW BOULTON

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    TWO GEORGE III SHEFFIELD-PLATED EGG CODDLERS
    CIRCA 1815, ATTRIBUTED TO MATTHEW BOULTON
    Each set on circular frame with three paw feet and detachable burner, the circular body with three or four compartments, with gadrooned border and removable leaf-capped ring central standard, apparently unmarked
    Each 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) diameter, the larger 9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high (2)


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    Matthew Robinson Boulton (1770-1842), son of Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), the great entrepreneur and famed manufacturer of Sheffield plate, purchased Great Tew Park in 1815, which he subsequently furnished and decorated. Many of the Sheffield-plated lots from the Great Tew Park sale in 1987 were manufactured by Matthew Boulton & Co. Unmarked Sheffield plate presumably would have been sourced from the family firm.

    Provenance

    Great Tew Park, sold Christie's, 27 May 1987, lot 763
    Christie's, New York, 19 October 2004, lot 977


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NORTH CAROLINA COLLECTOR