London, South Kensington
18 April 2007
A GEORGE II SILVER STAND FOR A SUGAR BOWL,
MARK OF JOHN SWIFT, LONDON, CIRCA 1730,
With maker's mark & lion passant only, the fluted sides with baroque engraving of shells, flowers & diaperwork, on tucked-in foot, centre engraved with initials "DC" over "N" within a baroque cartouche, 3¾ in. diameter (4.4 cm.), 2.75 oz.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Harry Williams-Bulkeley on everything from cutlery to candelabras and sourcing that show-stopping centrepiece
Our Head of Silver reflects on the importance of great mentors, and his most memorable finds across 28 years with the company
From an intricately worked 15th-century spoon to a Georg Jensen jug, via a Rococo sugar box made by the greatest silversmith of the 18th century
Over 45 years, the London-based dealer has made his name as a purveyor of eclectic objects from an array of world cultures and historical periods
Thomas Girtin, who died aged just 27, was a friend of J.M.W. Turner — and regarded by many as more gifted. Specialist Harriet Drummond tells us why