23 October 2000
A PAIR OF CHARLES II SILVER TOILET BOXES*
Maker's mark of Thomas Jenkins overstriking another, London, 1680
Square with canted corners, the sides and covers flat-chased mid 18th century, with chinoiserie scenes, the cover engraved, circa 1756, with a coat-of-arms within an asymmetrical foliate scroll cartouche, each marked inside cover and base, also marked with scratchweights, 10=15=0, 10=9=0
5¼in. (13.3cm.) long; 21oz. (656gr.) (2)
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The arms are those of Wilson impaling Freke, as borne by Edward Warter Wilson and his wife, Frances Anne, daughter of George Freke 2nd Baron Carbery. They were married on September 1, 1756.
SALE TO BENEFIT THE SILVER ACQUISITION FUND OF THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM
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*This lot may be tax-exempt from sales tax, as set forth in the Sale Tax Notice at the front of the catalogue.
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