25 November 2008
HIGHLY IMPORTANT SILVER FROM THE COLLECTION OF LORD HARRIS OF PECKHAM
A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ENGRAVED GLASS DESSERT-STANDS
MARK OF G. BOIN, PARIS, CIRCA 1900
The stands each with shaped circular base with ribbon-tied husk border, the stem cast as three ram's mask capped acanthus and ribbon tied reeded columns, with openwork support for the engraved glass bowls, the detachable covers each fluted and with a strawberry, leaf and flower finial, each marked underneath, near bowl, on cover bezel and on finial, the base further stamped 'BOINTABURET A PARIS' and 'CARTIER'
11¾ in. (29.7 cm.) high
114 oz. (3,547 gr.) (2)
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