10 June 2008
THE OAKWOOD COLLECTION
A GEORGE II SILVER SPIRIT-FLASK
MAKER'S MARK FE FLEUR-DE-LIS AND CROWN ABOVE, CIRCA 1730
Tapering oblong, the base detachable as a cup, engraved with a band of ovolo, one side further engraved with a coat-of-arms, the other with a crest, with a detachable cover, marked under base and on bottom of cup with maker's mark only
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
6.7 oz. (209 gr.)
The arms are those of Hobson of Spalding, co. Lincoln, possibly for Christopher Hobson (d.1791), of Stirtloe, co. Huntingdon.
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The maker's mark is recorded in A. Grimwade, London Goldsmiths 1697-1837, London, 1982 as no. 3567 from 'a spirit flask', perhaps the present example.
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