THREE WORCESTER HANDLES

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THREE WORCESTER HANDLES
Circa 1765-70

All of pistol form, one knife-handle with trailing 'dry blue' flowers, the blade stamped WATSON, 3 1/8in. (8cm.) long, a blue-scale fork-handle with trailing flowers within gilt scroll cartouches, with a three-tined fork (enamels and gilding rubbed), 3 3/8in. (8.5cm.) long, and another with undecorated cartouches, with a silver three-tined fork, 2 3/4in. (7cm.) long

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Provenance
Rous Lench Collection, sale Christie's, 30 May 1990, lot 543 (for the first and last)
Literature
Tony Stevenson, op. cit., E.C.C. Transactions, Vol. 13, Pt. 3, pl. 190 (for the second)

Lot Essay

The only other pair with 'dry blue' flowers were sold in these Rooms on 21 March 1977, lot 80 and are illustrated by Tony Stevenson, ibid., E.C.C. Transactions, Vol. 13, Pt. 3, p. 197, pl. 189
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