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A Victorian silver basket, C.T. & G. Fox, London, 1850, retailed by Michael Emanuel, Hanover Square
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
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156
A Victorian silver basket, C.T. & G. Fox, London, 1850, retailed by Michael Emanuel, Hanover Square
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
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A Victorian silver basket, C.T. & G. Fox, London, 1850, retailed by Michael Emanuel, Hanover Square
shaped oval, the undulating borders embossed in the manner of Adam Van Vianen with vestigial faces and applied with ribbon-tied clusters of flowers alternating with vegetables, the pierced side panels engraved on both sides with emblems of the United Kingdom, the underside engraved 'EMANUEL / 5. HANOVER SQ: LONDON.'
42.2cm, 16 1/2 in wide
1472gr, 47oz 7dwt
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Catalogue Note

Although C.T. & G. Fox, manufacturing silversmiths of 139 Old Street are more usually associated at this period with Lambert & Rawlings, goldsmiths of Coventry Street, they are known to have supplied a number of other London retailers. Their work was often inspired by 17th Century silver and several examples have been recorded where the original patterns were based on those of Van Vianen. A case in point is a standing figure salt, C.T. & G. Fox, London, 1858, illustrated in John Culme, 19th Century Silver, London, 1977, p. 166.

Michael Emanuel was an exhibitor of several important items at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and it is not inconceivable that this basket was made for that occasion. His business was continued by his eldest son, Harry whose exhibits at the International Exhibitions in London in 1862 and in Paris in 1867 received much praise.

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