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A pair of Queen Anne silver wine-coolers
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A pair of Queen Anne silver wine-coolers

MARK OF JOHN BODINGTON, LONDON, CIRCA 1710

Details
A pair of Queen Anne silver wine-coolers
Mark of John Bodington, London, circa 1710
Each urn-shaped on slightly domed circular foot, with gadrooned borders and moulded mid-rib, the lower body chased with alternating strapwork panels with husking, guilloche and paterae on a partly-textured ground, with upper scroll and foliage border, the two foliate bud ring-handles with lion's mask and strapwork terminals, the body engraved with a coat-of-arms within foliate scroll, husk, and brickwork mantling, the detachable collar with rope-twist border, the liners fixed, each marked on side of body with maker's mark only, the handles unmarked, one pair of handles modern replacements
10¾in. (27.2cm.) high
243oz. (7,573gr.)
The arms are those of Forde impaling Knox for Mathew Forde of Seaforde and Coolgreany. and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Knox (d.1769) of Dungannon and sister of Thomas, 1st Viscount Northland (1729-1818), whom he married in 1750. Mathew Forde was M.P. for Downpatrick. (2)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 20 May 1987, lot 392
Literature
The Glory of the Goldsmith, Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al-Tajir Collection, London, 1989, p.77 no.52
Christie's Review of the Season, 1987, p.310
Exhibited
London, Christie's, The Glory of the Goldsmith, Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al-Tajir Collection, 1989, no.52
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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

Lot Essay

These coolers are identical to a pair by David Willaume, 1698-99, at Chatsworth, the earliest recorded single bottle wine-coolers
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