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A set of six Victorian silver menu frames, Frederic Purnell of Pittway Brothers, London, 1884
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A set of six Victorian silver menu frames, Frederic Purnell of Pittway Brothers, London, 1884
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The Neil & Gina Smith Collection

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A set of six Victorian silver menu frames, Frederic Purnell of Pittway Brothers, London, 1884
with easel supports, plain rectangular, each surmounted by an engraved and cut-out coat-of-arms, motto ribbon and two crests flanked by foliate mantling, the reverse of each engraved: 'JANY, 1ST 1885.' in fitted wood box with dark blue baize lining
19.1cm., 7 1/2 in. high
986gr., 31oz. 14dwt.
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Provenance

Scawby Hall sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 April 2002, lot 202

Catalogue Note

The arms are those of Sutton-Nelthorpe of Scawby Hall, Lincolnshire, impaling Eden for Robert Nassau Sutton-Nelthorpe (1850-1937) who was married on 1 January 1885 at Kirk Sandall, near Doncaster, to the Hon. Dulcibella Eden (1860-1925), second daughter of William George Eden, 4th Baron Auckland (1829-1890).

‘. . . A large and fashionable congregation assembled to witness the ceremony. . . . The bride arrived shortly after eleven o’clock, and was led to the altar by her father, who gave her away. She wore a magnificent costume, composed of a petticoat of white bengoline, arranged in simple long folds; cosaque bodice of silver brocade over a jabot of bengoline, and a long train of silver brocade, which was carried by one of her little brothers, dressed as a page in white Gainsborough costume. The bride wore no jewellery, and carried a bridal bouquet of white azaleas. There were ten bridesmaids. . . . attired in white satin skirts with soft silk overskirts and large white caps, and shoes and stockings of yellow silk. . . . The whole of the costumes were after the style of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Sir William Eden acted as best man. At the conclusion of the ceremony the bridal party returned to Edenthorpe, the seat of Lord Auckland, where the wedding breakfast was served. . . .’ (The Globe and Traveller, Thursday Evening, London, 1 January 1885, p. 4e)

The Neil & Gina Smith Collection

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