17 November 2009
A WILLIAM AND MARY SILVER DRESSING-TABLE MIRROR
MARK OF ANTHONY NELME, LONDON, 1691
Oblong, the corners applied with foliage and flower bracket, with detachable cresting, chased with band of foliage and shells and with shaped rim with two putto supporting a shield, later engraved with coat-of-arms beneath earl's coronet and with crest beneath earl's coronet, marked on base and on crest, with wood easel back
24 in. (61 cm.) high
41 oz. (1,300 gr.)
The arms are those of Cecil as borne by the Earls of Exeter.
Sir Thomas Firbank (1850-1910), M.P. for Hull and father of the novelist Ronald Firbank (1886-1926).
Sir J. Thomas Firbank M.P., The Coopers, Chiselhurst; Christie's, London, 30 May 1904, lot 50 (£50 to Crichton).
Geraldine, Countess of Milltown (1841-1914) and then by descent to her nephew
Col. Reginald Chandos-Pole (1853-1930).
Col. R. W. Chandos-Pole; Christie's, London, 1 July 1914, lot 32 (£48 to Heigham).
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