27 October 1992,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 8,250
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A SET OF FOUR GEORGE IV SILVER-PLATED VEGETABLE DISHES, WARMER STANDS AND COVERS WITH SILVER FINIALS
SHEFFIELD, CIRCA 1828, MAKER'S MARK OF T. & J. CRESWICK, THREE FINIALS LONDON, 1828, MAKER'S MARK OF PAUL STORR
Each of shaped circular form, the lobed border applied with an acanthus scroll and rocaille reeded rim, the high domed cover panelled and surmounted by a freestanding foliate pepper, tomato, cucumber or artichoke finial, the circular stand with similar panelled sides and acnathus scroll and rocaille side handles, with removable warmer pan, the cover engraved with a coat-of-arms, crest and motto, marked under bases and on covers, and on three finials--13in. (33cm.) diam.
(weighable silver 40 oz.) (4)
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The arms are those of Bulwer-Lytton.
The same finials appear on Storr's Nugent dinner service of 1829 sold in these Rooms October 15 and 16, 1985, lots 208-213.
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