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AN ENGLISH WICKER PICNIC HAMPER
AN ENGLISH WICKER PICNIC HAMPER
AN ENGLISH WICKER PICNIC HAMPER
AN ENGLISH WICKER PICNIC HAMPER
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AN ENGLISH WICKER PICNIC HAMPER

RETAILED BY ASPREY & COMPANY, CIRCA 1986

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AN ENGLISH WICKER PICNIC HAMPER
RETAILED BY ASPREY & COMPANY, CIRCA 1986
The hinged lid revealing a red-leather-lined fitted interior, comprising:

THE FLATWARE

AN ENGLISH ANTLER AND STAINLESS STEEL FLATWARE SERVICE
MARK OF J. SANDERSON & SON, MID-20TH CENTURY
Comprising:
Twelve dessert spoons
Twelve teaspoons
Twelve dinner forks
Twelve luncheon forks
Twelve dinner knives
Twelve luncheon knives
Two serving spoons
Two cold meat forks
One cheese knife


THE HOLLOWARE

Three silver-plated insulated coffee pots, mark of Asprey
Two glass jars with silver-plate covers
Pair of silver-plated salt and pepper casters
One silver-plated pepper grinder
One silver-plated sugar caster, mark of Christofle
One silver-plated sugar tongs


DRINKING CUPS

A SAINT LOUIS CUT RUBY-GLASS DRINKWARE SERVICE
20TH CENTURY
Monogrammed H II for King Hassan II of Morocco, comprising:
Twelve large tumblers
Twelve small tumblers


THE PORCELAIN SERVICE

A BERNARDAUD (LIMOGES) PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE
RETAILED BY ASPREY & CO.
Monogrammed H II for King Hassan II of Morocco, gilt borders with ruby ground, comprising:
Twelve dinner plates
Twelve salad plates
24 in. (61 cm.) high, 44 in. (112 cm.) wide, 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep, the hamper
Provenance
A gift to David Rockefeller from King Hassan II of Morocco, circa 1986.
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Sale Room Notice
This picnic basket was a gift to David Rockefeller from  King Hassan II of Morocco, and likely dates from circa 1986. The porcelain and glass feature the King’s cipher.

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Lot Essay

This picnic basket was a gift to David Rockefeller from King Hassan II of Morocco, probably as part of the 1986 celebrations to commemorate the King’s 25th anniversary of rule. A large American delegation including William J. Casey, Director of Central Intelligence, Vernon A. Walters, chief delegate to the United Nations, and Charles Z. Wick, head of the United States Information Agency, as well as David Rockefeller, were sent to show the strength of American relations with Morocco. The porcelain and glass feature the King’s cypher, H II.

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