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Harlequin Pair of George II/III Silver Shell-Form Salt Cellars

Auction:
2426
Lot:
8
Sold for:
$1,304$1,100

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2426
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 03, 2008 4:00PM

Description:

Harlequin Pair of George II/III Silver Shell-Form Salt Cellars, London, one 1749, possibly Eliza Godfrey, the other 1763, maker's mark rubbed, possibly John Robinson II, both formed as ruffled shells with gadrooned rims, gold washed interior, shell handles, and pierced rocaille base, engraved to underside of shell rim with small crest, ht. 2 1/4 and 2 3/8 in., approx. 10 troy oz.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

age typical wear to goldwash; age typical minor surface wear. Makers'' marks rubbed.

Keywords

George II, John Robinson II, London, Eliza Godfrey, Projectiles

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