16 - 17 January 2003
A PAIR OF SILVER EWERS
Mark of Eoff & Shepard for Ball, Black & Co., New York, 1852-61
Each baluster form, on spreading circular foot, the base and body repoussé with flowers and architectural scenes against a matte ground, the angular handle with ram's-head finial, the body centering an oval cartouche engraved with monogram AHR, each marked on base,
18 5/8in. high; 75oz. 10dwt. (2)
Anna Hall Roosevelt (1863-1892)
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
Elliott Roosevelt, sold to the present collector in 1961
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