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A George V silver kettle and burner on tripod stand, L. A. Crichton for Crichton Brothers, London, 1923
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A George V silver kettle and burner on tripod stand, L. A. Crichton for Crichton Brothers, London, 1923
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A George V silver kettle and burner on tripod stand, L. A. Crichton for Crichton Brothers, London, 1923
in George I style; the kettle of baluster form with turned wood swing-handle, the stand in two parts; the upper with three scrolling arms centring the burner, the lower with baluster column spreading on to three scrolling legs with pad feet, crested, the kettle underside incuse stamped CRICHTON BROS 22 OLD BOND STREET LONDON
93.5cm., 37in. high
7351gr., 236oz. 6dwt. total
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Provenance

Christie's, New York, 20 April 2001, lot 221

Catalogue Note

Only six or so original 18th century examples of these silver tea tables are recorded, perhaps the most celebrated being the Bowes kettle and stand by Simon Pantin of 1724, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (M. Clayton, The Collector's Dictionary of the Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America, Woodbridge, 1971, pp.410-12). Two silver tea tables, as opposed to silver kettle stands, both circa 1742, are also known. One is in the Kremlin, Moscow, and the other was in the collection of the Duke of Portland, the latter having a wooden frame enclosed in sheet silver. (E.A. Jones, Catalogue of Plate belonging to the Duke of Portland at Welbeck Abbey, 1935).

The Neil & Gina Smith Collection

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