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Dominick & Haff Sterling Silver Two-handled Loving Cup

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
85
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

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

Description:

Dominick & Haff Sterling Silver Two-handled Loving Cup, New York, 1881, Theodore Starr, retailer, square, decorated in the Aesthetic taste with a dragonfly over various water plants to either side on a hammered ground, the underside engraved with a presentation inscription: "J.R. Mowbray M.D./from/his friends/John and Lydia M. Haven/November 19th 1881.," ht. 6 1/4 in., approx. 28.6 troy oz.

Provenance: Descended in the family of Dr. Mowbray to the current consignor. A photograph of John Havens and a handwritten letter from John Havens to Dr. Mowbray about the cup accompanies the lot.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

In excellent overall condition with very little wear to decoration.


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

John Havens, R. Mowbray, John Haven, Lydia M. Haven, House of Mowbray, Mowbray

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