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A large Victorian silver-gilt ewer, C. T. & G. Fox, London, 1845, probably retailed by Lambert & Rawlings of Coventry Street
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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185
A large Victorian silver-gilt ewer, C. T. & G. Fox, London, 1845, probably retailed by Lambert & Rawlings of Coventry Street
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A large Victorian silver-gilt ewer, C. T. & G. Fox, London, 1845, probably retailed by Lambert & Rawlings of Coventry Street
in Baroque style, richly chased bauster body rising to a shell-shaped lip and demi-lion handle
marked throughout
height 26 1/4 in.
67 cm
141 oz 5 dwt
4394 g
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Provenance

Ross S. Sterling (1875-1949), Governor of Texas, 1931-33, founder of Humble Oil and Refining Co.; bequeathed to his daughter,
Mildred Sterling who in 1925 married the architect, Wyatt C. Hedrick (1888-1964), and thence to their daughter,
Jean Hedrick Darden (d. 2012)

Catalogue Note

The Ross Sterling Mansion, popularly known as the Texas White House, was completed in 1927 for Ross Sterling (1875-1949), founder of the Humble Oil and Refining Company (acquired by Standard Oil of New Jersey, 1959, merged in 1973 with Exxon, now ExxonMobil), who became Governor of Texas between 1931 and 1933. Built at Morgan’s Point overlooking Galveston Bay, near La Porte, its design was devised by the noted Texan architect Alfred Charles Finn (1833-1964) who based his plans, at the behest of Ross Sterling, on the White House, Washington, D.C. On a scale of two-fifths the size of the original, the 21,000 square foot mansion had 15 bathrooms, seven fireplaces and three kitchens, as well as a ballroom, billiards room, bowling alley and a dining room large enough to seat 300 people. The Sterling family eventually gave the Sterling Mansion to charity in 1946, and its present owner is Preserved in Time Inc., a local non-profit organization dedicated to education and historic preservation.

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