24 April 2008
A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY CUTLERY-URNS
THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
Each with vertical stringing overall, the domed stepped top with turned finial, enclosing a stepped interior with divisions for cutlery, on a turned socle and square stepped base with bracket feet, the white metal escutcheons and handles original, each with paper label on the underside indistinctly inscribed in ink 'The Property of Yvonne E.L...' and with another label inscribed in ink '18 Table knives'
22 in. (66 cm.) high; 11½ in. (29 cm.) diameter. (2)
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 19 September 2002, lot 12.
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