23 October 2000
A GEORGE III SILVER TEA URN**
Maker's mark of Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp, London, 1770
Of vase form, on square pedestal base with applied acanthus rosettes, with gadrooned border and two acanthus scroll handles, the lion's mask spout with ivory anthemion spigot, the domed cover with acanthus calyx and acorn finial, engraved with a baronet's coat-of-arms and another, marked on body and base
18½in. (47cm.) high; gross weight 101oz. 10dwt. (3165gr.)
Christie's, New York, October 15-16, 1985, lot 169
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The arms are those of Monnoux, baronets, of Wotton, Bedfordshire. The baronetcy became extinct after 1814.
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