5 July 2005
A Dutch silver sugar-box
Mark of Jan Diederik Pont, Amsterdam, 1761
Shaped square with curved corners, on four foliate scroll feet, and with reeded moulded borders, chased with alternating panels of urns and strapwork with diaperwork and foliate scrolls, the detachable cover chased with strapwork and foliate scrolls at the angles and tassel border and with rising baluster finial, the base later engraved with two crests, marked on base and cover
5¾in. (14.5cm.) high
The crests are those of Wood, one possibly for Sir Charles Wood, Bt (1800-1885), created 1st Viscount Halifax in 1866
Charles, 2nd Earl of Halifax (1912-1980)
The Earl of Halifax; Christie's London, 13 May 1970, lot 92.
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