247
247

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A pair of George III silver salt cellars Daniel Pontifex, London, 1801 and a pair of salt spoons, Eley & Fearn, London,

1800

ACCÉDER AU LOT
247

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A pair of George III silver salt cellars Daniel Pontifex, London, 1801 and a pair of salt spoons, Eley & Fearn, London,

1800

ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important English Furniture and Silver

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A pair of George III silver salt cellars Daniel Pontifex, London, 1801 and a pair of salt spoons, Eley & Fearn, London,

1800

each salt boat shaped with gadrooned borders, on oblong plinth, harp shaped handles, engraved on one side with on a naval crown the chelengk cresk or plume of triumph as a crest of honorable augmentation as presented to Horatio, Viscount Nelson by Sultan Selim III and on the other with the Nelson family crest on a wreath upon waves of the sea the stern of a Spanish man-of-war both below a viscount's coronet, gilt interiors, each Old English Thread pattern salt spoon similarly engraved, gilt bowls 
13cm, 5 1/8 in over handles
300gr, 9oz 12dwt all in
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Provenance

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.

Description

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.

Important English Furniture and Silver

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