Description

    A BENJAMIN SMITH GEORGE III SILVER AND CUT GLASS EPERGNE
    Benjamin Smith, London, England, 1818-1819
    Marks: (lion passant), (leopard's head crowned), (duty mark), BS, C
    14-5/8 inches high x 14 inches diameter (37.1 x 35.6 cm)
    279.9 ounces (gross) (total weight)
    166.9 ounces (gross) (silver weight)




    The silver epergne resting on plinth with four acanthus leaf legs with claw feet, central cut glass bowl above a gadrooned rim, beaded border and central floral garland, four smaller cut glass bowls supported by acanthus leaf and lobed arms, woven silver basket of flowers to the lower level.




    Condition Report*:

    A small chip to the upper rim of cut glass central bowl, one of the smaller bowls professionally repaired, surface scratches commensurate with age throughout.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2012
    11th Wednesday
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