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Two Pieces of George III Sterling Silver Tea Ware

Auction:
2920M
Lot:
15
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$1,599$1,300

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2920M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
July 15, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Two Pieces of George III Sterling Silver Tea Ware, London, an oval tea caddy, 1774-75, William Vincent, maker, with budding branch finial, Greek key registers, and engraved crest within a shield cartouche, ht. 4; and a drum-form teapot, 1794-95, maker's mark over struck with "GB" possibly for George Braiser, ht. 6 1/4 in., approx. 25.4 troy oz. total.

Provenance: The Estate of Hugh Trumbull Adams, to benefit the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Collections Acquisitions Fund.
Estimate $400-600

Teapot with restorations to spout and base joint, engraving removal to one cartouche (unobtrusive, silver surface slightly weaker). Tea caddy with one side of lid slightly lifted when closed. Each otherwise with light surface wear, lacquered.


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

Hugh Trumbull Adams, George Braiser, Tea Ware, Caddy, Household silver, Silver, Teaware, London

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