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A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER LARGE PHEASANTS, B. NERESHEIMER & SÖHNE, HANAU, WITH IMPORT MARKS FOR BERTHOLD MULLER, LONDON, 1901/04
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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412
A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER LARGE PHEASANTS, B. NERESHEIMER & SÖHNE, HANAU, WITH IMPORT MARKS FOR BERTHOLD MULLER, LONDON, 1901/04
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER LARGE PHEASANTS, B. NERESHEIMER & SÖHNE, HANAU, WITH IMPORT MARKS FOR BERTHOLD MULLER, LONDON, 1901/04
each with removable head, hinged wings and trailing tail feathers, one engraved under a wing From Edward VII to Iveagh, Jan. 1909
marked on neck, breast, and each wing with English import marks, one marked on tail feather with German maker's marks
length 33 1/2 in.
85 cm
125 oz
3887.5 g
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Catalogue Note

Iveagh presumably refers to Edward Cecil Guinness (1847-1927), 1st Earl of Iveagh, who was the head of the family's brewing business and a prominent philanthropist. He was first created baronet of Castleknock, Co. Dublin, in 1876 for helping with the visit of the Prince of Wales to Ireland, which included a visit to the Dublin slums. In 1903, as King Edward VII, he once more visited the slums of the city, and Lord Iveagh donated a sum of £50,000 to be distributed among the various Dublin hospitals as a result of this visit. In 1905, he advanced in the Peerage to Viscount Iveagh, in 1910 he was appointed G.C.V.O., and in 1919, he was created Earl of Iveagh and Viscount Elveden.

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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