London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
The Property of the Estate of the late Lord Farnham
A VICTORIAN SILVER NOVELTY MUSTARD POT
Mark of Charles Stuart Harris, London, 1875
Modelled as Mr. Punch, the hinged lid formed as his hat, the base engraved with a later inscription
5 5/8in. (14.3cm.) high, 6oz gross.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous