A pair of George III silver salt cellars Daniel Pontifex, London, 1801 and a pair of salt spoons, Eley & Fearn, London, 1800
- 13cm, 5 1/8 in over handles
By descent from Horatio, Viscount Nelson and Duke of Bronte through his sister, Susanna, wife of Thomas Bolton, and their son, Captain Sir William Bolton whose daughter Ellen Catherine married Dr Horatio Girdlestone. The latter's son, Thomas Bolton Girdlestone married Sophia Hibbs and by her had a daughter, Gertrude Bell who married Harry Leith Herbert, parents of Lawrence S.L. Herbert, the present owner.
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For a related lot by the same makers see sale Trafalgar Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars including the Matcham Collection, Sotheby's, London 5 October 2005, lot 23.