30 - 31 May 2012
A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER FIGURAL SALT-CELLARS
MARK OF JOHN SAMUEL HUNT, LONDON, 1856
Each formed as a figure in 18th century costume on gadrooned shaped-square base, the first a girl with basket and a rose in her right hand, the other formed as a boy with basket and with a bunch of grapes in his right hand, the baskets gilt-lined, the bases each engraved twice with a coat-of-arms and twice with two crests, marked on bases and baskets, the bases further stamped 'Hunt & Roskell Late Storr & Mortimer 8574'
6¾ in. (17 cm.) high
27 oz. 12 dwt. (860 gr.)
The arms are those of Thornhill quartering Clarke with Thornhill in pretence for William Capel Clarke-Thornhill Esq. (d.1898) and his wife Clara (d.1865), daughter and heir of Thomas Thornhill Esq. of Fixby, Yorkshire, whom he married in 1855. William was granted the arms of Thornhill in 1856. (2)
William Capel Clarke-Thornhill (1832-1898).
A Lady; Christie's, London, 3 May 1995, lot 28.
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