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George II Sterling Silver Kettle-on-Stand

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
7
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 09, 2015 4:00PM

Description:

George II Sterling Silver Kettle-on-Stand, London, 1757-58, Thomas Whipham & Charles Wright, maker, inverted baluster-form with rocaille flower sprays and a cartouche engraved with a coat of arms to one side and presentation inscription to the other, the stand with floral swags on three scrolled legs terminating in reticulated and splayed C-scroll feet, ht. to handle 15 7/8 in., approx. 70 troy oz., with a fitted wood case.
Estimate $800-1,200

Finial and pins later, buner lacking lid and internal components. Entire piece with surface inconsistencies, probably dipped and had a coating applied to prevent tarnish. Small repair to joint of bruner and stand. small dent to cartouche with dated engraving. Cover does not sit completely flush (unobtrusive). Foot rim of kettle with dent (where sits in stand, unobtrusive).


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Charles Wright, Thomas Whipham, Baluster, Cartouche, Decorative arts, Rococo, London

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