01-11-2014 01-11-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2698B Boston
January 11, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Eight Infant and Invalid Silver Items

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2698B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 11, 2014 10:00AM


Eight Infant and Invalid Silver Items, most London, four Gibson patent-style medicine spoons: three London: two Charles Gibson, 1828-29 and 1829-30, one 1828-29, maker's mark "CR," the fourth with unidentified marks; two unmarked feeding tubes or straws with presentation engravings, a food pusher with turned wood handle, 1803-04, Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson, maker; and engraved Georgian feeding spoon with rubbed maker's mark; approx. 10.1 total troy oz.

Provenance: The Estate of Charles P. Fisher.
Estimate $400-600

All with minor usage wear abrasions, one invalid feeder (unidentified marks) with dents throughout and corrosion to seam. One feeding straw with minor dents to the edge of the mouth. Food pusher with slight dent.

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London, Charles Gibson, food pusher, Thomas Phipps, Charles P. Fisher