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April 8, 2016 09:00 AMCalender

George V Britannia Silver Presentation Desk Set

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


George V Britannia Silver Presentation Desk Set, London, 1915-16, Lionel Alfred Crichton, maker, rectangular, one side with three smaller hinged compartments enclosing a two glass inkwells, the other with one single hinged compartment engraved with presentation inscription: "Presented to C.Oliver Iselin/by the devotees of the sport of pigeon shooting/as a souvenir and token of appreciation of his efforts as/President of the Ailek Gun Club/March 21st 1917," the front further engraved with various signatures, on ball feet, lg. 12 in., approx. 104.2 troy oz. (not including inkwells).
Estimate $1,000-1,500

One foot broken off (but present). Inkwell both lacking covers, scattered minor chipped losses to glass on corners. Wear/abrasions to surface.

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C.Oliver Iselin, London