22 May 2009
AN ELIZABETH II SILVER HONEY POT
MARK OF ASPREY & CO., LONDON, 1990-1991
In the form of a bee-skep, the pot with frosted glass liner, the domed cover with a bee finial, with circular plate, marked on pot, cover and plate, the finial apparently unmarked, the plate 1990
4 in. (10.2 cm.) high
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Honey pots of this bee-skep form enjoyed a particular vogue from about 1790-1820. A Paul Storr example from 1799 sold Christie's, London, 14 June 2005, lot 83, and a Hobbs & Taylor skep, 1798, sold Christie's, New York, 26 October 2006, no 118.
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