19 October 2004
A FINE GEORGE II SILVER KETTLE-ON-STAND
MARK OF EDWARD VINCENT, LONDON, 1734
The kettle globular with a leaf-capped scroll spout, the shoulder engraved with scrolling strapwork with trellis and shells, with an overhead raffia-clad handle, the detachable cover with conforming decoration and baluster finial, the stand with pierced apron of floral garlands and bacchic masks, on three scroll and paw feet, with a detachable burner and cover, marked on base of kettle and cover, and burner
13¾ in. (34.9 cm.) high over handle; 83 oz. (2583 gr.) gross weight
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One Hundred Years of English Silver, 1660-1760, University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin, 1969, cat. no. 71.
Judith Banister, Collecting Antique Silver, 1972, pp. 82-83, pl. 60.
The arms are those of Turbutt for Richard Turbutt (1689-1758) impaling those of his second wife Frances Babington (d. 1741) of Doncaster.
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