10-14-2011 10-15-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2566B Boston
October 14, 2011 4:00PMCalender

George III Silver and Cobalt Glass Sugar Basket

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2566B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 14, 2011 4:00PM


George III Silver and Cobalt Glass Sugar Basket, London, 1775-76, maker likely A. Calame, with pierced bail handle and serpentine edge with similar glass liner, the body pierced with paterae, drapery, elongated leaftips and fluting, on a beaded circular foot, ht. 5 1/4 in., approx. 4.8 troy oz. weighable silver. Note: A similar basket by the same maker is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Estimate $500-700

Cobalt liner with chips and ground edges with reduced height; marks rubbed; minor denting in spots, no breaks to cut work


London, Albert Museum, Victoria