London, South Kensington
8 July 2009
A COLLECTION OF SIX DESK ORMAMENTS AND ACCESSORIES
Comprising; Two Derbyshire slate obelisks, circa 1870, both with inscriptions; together with a Restauration siena marble and bronze pen stand, a Swedish silver-mounted blyberg porphyry presse-papier, an Italian green porphyry presse-papier with inscription, and a Regency bronze of a seated greyhound signed 'G.Garrard, Fecit, 20th March 1809'
The obelisks - 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high (6)
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George Garrard (d.1826) was patronised by Samuel Whitbread II (d. 1815) of Southill. He started life as a painter, specialising in animals, and was a pupil of Sawrey Gilpin.
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