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George III Sterling Silver Two-arm Epergne

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
14
Sold for:
$3,321$2,700

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

Description:

George III Sterling Silver Two-arm Epergne, London, 1804, Joseph Preedy, maker, the central frame with a foliate scrollwork gallery supporting a cut glass bowl and two reeded arms with smaller cut glass dishes, all on four legs topped with Bacchic masks, terminating in acanthus-capped hoof feet, and joined by a foliate stretcher to an upright crown-form base with sails encircling a raised arm with a trident, central frame (not including glass) ht. 12 1/2, lg. 12 1/2 in., approx. 126.7 troy oz.
The estate of Dorothy Braude Edinburg
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Missing two of the original four arms. Several very minor breaks and losses to upper frieze (see images, unobtrusive) and a small profession repair/resoldering to frieze. Several flag/staff elements to central upright missing or bent. Several elements bent slightly including glass supports to arms which are very slightly out of round. Otherwise in good condition with only very minor surface wear, nicks and abrasion (excellent preservation of detail throughout). Glass elements with scattered minor chipped losses and abrasions, no major restorations or hairline cracks.


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.

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Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Acanthus, Braude, Epergne, Tableware, London

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