London, South Kensington
15 May 2001
A GEORGE III SCOTTISH SILVER POUNCE POT
MAKER'S MARK JM, POSSIBLY FOR JOHN MEADE, EDINBURGH, 19TH CENTURY
of drum-form with Chinoiserie motif sides centering a cartouche with an engraved crest and motto, the lid of similar form, with a leaf capped handle - 5.7cm (2 1/4 in).
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
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