20 May 2015
A GERMAN SILVER-GILT KETTLE AND A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT STAND
THE KETTLE MARK OF CHRISTIAN LUDWIG PINTSCH, BERLIN, CIRCA 1750, THE STAND WITH MARK OF JOHN LANGFORD AND JOHN SEBILLE, LONDON, 1764
The kettle tapering and chased with shells and scrolls and with an overhead swing wicker covered handle, engraved with initials 'CR' below a royal crown, later engraved underneath 'EA' over 'Fs', the stand on three leaf-capped shell feet, the detachable lamp cover with gadrooned border, engraved on the lamp and cover with initials below a royal crown, marked under kettle, lamp and on lamp cover bezel
9½ in. (24 cm.) high
gross weight 24 oz. 19 dwt. (775 gr.)
The initials on the kettle are those of Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), consort of King George III (1760-1820).
The initials EA Fs stand for 'Ernst Augustus Fidekommis', the entailed estate of Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.
Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), consort of King George III (r.1760-1820) and by descent to her son
Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1771-1851), later King of Hanover, almost certainly thence by descent to his great-grandson H.R.H. Ernst Augustus, Duke of Brunswick Lüneburg (1878-1923)
Purchased by Gluckselig of Vienna, circa 1923, and sold to
Crichton Brothers, London, 1923.
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