18 - 19 January 2001
A FINE SILVER SOUP LADLE
Maker's mark of Paul Revere, Jr., Boston, circa 1775
The fluted shell bowl with a downturned handle, with chevron borders and swaged rococo terminal with cartouche centering script initials CVB, marked on reverse with Kane mark B
13½in. long; 4oz. 10dwt.
Coertland Van Beuren (1759-1820) of New York, thence by descent
Christie's, New York, January 23, 1988, lot 79
S.J. Shrubsole, 1988
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PROPERTY OF THE HAHN FAMILY
Specialist Sarah Reynolds highlights the sumptuous work of the Pre-Raphaelites’ second and third generations
Specialist Camille de Foresta explains how these two large beasts were made some 1,000 years ago to accompany their Chinese owner into the afterlife