Property from a Louisiana Estate
A VICTORIAN SILVER GILT MONTEITH, maker's mark of Alfred Benson & Arthur Henry Bensen, London, 1895, the base rim stamped HUNT & ROSKELL LATE STORR & MORTIMER, deep circular, on molded circular base, chased with broad frieze of shallow flutes between matted and punched foliate borders, centering two sides crest engraved oval cartouche, within scalework and stylized harp form surround topped by acanthus spray, with two lion's mask drop ring handles, with applied reeded rim, the detachable collar with serpentine and notched rim, applied with cherub's mask at intervals, divided by fluted C-scrolls--13¼in. (33.6cm.) diam, and 12¾in. (31.11cm.) high, 120oz.