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

MARK OF WILLIAM ELLIOTT, LONDON, 1830 AND 1834

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A WILLIAM IV SILVER-GILT EWER AND BASIN FROM LOUISA, VISCOUNTESS BERESFORD'S TOILET-SERVICE
MARK OF WILLIAM ELLIOTT, LONDON, 1830 AND 1834
The ewer on short spreading foot, the side with plaques chased and cast with Poseidon and Amphitrite surrounded by sea creatures, with ivory insulated handle, the basin circular, chased with palmettes, the centre applied with a plaque cast with Aphrodite
the basin 14¾ in. (37.3 cm.) diam.
the ewer 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
gross weight 85 oz. 17 dwt. (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).
Provenance
Louisa, Viscountess Beresford (d.1851) and then by descent,
The Duke of Atholl; Christie's, London, 29 November 2007, lot 522.
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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