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A pair of George II silver sauceboats
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A pair of George II silver sauceboats

MAKER'S MARK OF WILLIAM CRIPPS, LONDON, 1749

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A pair of George II silver sauceboats
Maker's mark of William Cripps, London, 1749
The fluted helmet-shaped bodies each on three dolphin supports cast with scalework and entwined tails, the body with flower and foliage-wrapped reeded border with pendant husks and applied cherub's mask beneath the spout, the handle cast as a stork devouring an eel, on a terminal formed as a foliate tree branch, each engraved with a crest below the handle, each marked on body below lip
7¾in. (19.5cm.) high
59oz. (1,857gr.) (2)
Provenance
Louis Huth [; Christie's London, 26 May 1905, lot 35, (£495 to Letts)
How of Edinburgh
Literature
A. Grimwade, Rococo Silver 1727-1765, London, 1974, p.44, fig. 34c, illustrated
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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