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April 8, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Queen Anne Sterling Silver Chocolate Pot

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 08, 2016 10:00AM


Queen Anne Sterling Silver Chocolate Pot, London, 1704-05, Richard Green, maker, the tapering cylindrical body with an engraved coat-of-arms, curved spout with a hinged cover, wood handle at right angle to the spout, engraved monogram to underside, and domed cover with a scrolled thumbpiece and removable baluster finial, ht. 10 1/4 in., approx. 25.7 troy oz.

Provenance: Estate of Dr. James Woodward Wallace, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Underside of foot with engraved monogram, rough solder along foot joint possibly restored or re-worked (see images). Scattered surface wear (minor abrasions and nicks throughout). Removable finial with repair to loop holding chain (chain possibly replaced). Thumbpiece with rough solder to joint to handle and joint to lid (possibly restored or re-worked see images). Lid sits well, wood handle does not have cracks or chipped losses, hinge functions well (not loose).

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Richard Green, James Woodward Wallace, Anne Sterling, London, Cambridge