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A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE SILVER SUGAR CASTERS,
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A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE SILVER SUGAR CASTERS,

MARK ATTRIBUTED TO LANCELOT KEATE OR ROBERT KEMPTON (GRIMWADE 3710), LONDON, 1709,

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A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE SILVER SUGAR CASTERS,
MARK ATTRIBUTED TO LANCELOT KEATE OR ROBERT KEMPTON (Grimwade 3710), LONDON, 1709,
Of baluster form, covers with bayonet fitting, engraved with unusual contemporary crest depicting Mercury holding a caduceus with two seated figures at his feet, inscribed under foot with a contemporary baptismal inscription 'Margt. ye daughter of Wm. Ashmole baptizd. Augst. 24, 1709'
6in. (15.3cm.) high
9 oz. (2)
Provenance
Christie's, London , October 1969.
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Post Lot Text
The crest, showing the symbol for the planet Mercury set in the celestial sign for Gemini, granted on 16 May, 1661 to Elias Ashmole, (1617-92), Windsor Herald, antiquary & astrologer, whose collection formed the nucleus of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

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