London, South Kensington
11 May 2006
AN ENGRAVED DECANTER AND A STOPPER
THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, THE STOPPER PROBABLY A REPLACEMENT
Of 'sugarloaf' form, engraved with the inscription SUCCESS TO LORD GAINSBURY above two ribbon-tied branches, the flat-section teardrop stopper cut with facets
12½ in. (31.8 cm.) high overall (2)
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The inscription may refer to Henry Noel, 6th Earl of Gainsborough (d.1798) of Exton Park, Rutland.
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