Lot 312
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A GROUP OF SILVER AND SILVER-GILT ITEMS, THE MAJORITY ENGLISH, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

Estimate
2,500 - 3,500 GBP
Sold
2,750 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

comprising: a cut-cornered rectangular silver snuff or spice box, the underside and hinged lid engraved with feathery foliage and a mask within acanthus borders, the interior engraved 'Mc M,' maker's mark only, apparently WI below (a fish?), possibly Grimwade no. 3183, circa 1700, 5.2cm., 2in. wide; a small silver-gilt square pin tray on four panel supports, the interior engraved after Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (1636-1690) with a basket of flowers, unmarked, probably European, late 17th century, 8.1cm., 3 1/8in. wide; a pair of small vases and covers in the form of ginger jars, the inverted pear-shaped bodies and detachable covers applied with matted cut-card work, unmarked, probably English, circa 1690, 4.8cm., 1 7/8in. high; and a small hand brush, the silver cut-cornered rectangular mount with moulded border enclosing flat-chased Chinoiserie bamboos and a later (circa 1755) engraved rococo cartouche, coat-of-arms and crest, maker's mark TI between two escallops only, probably Thomas Jenkins (see Jackson, 1989, p. 128.11; David M. Mitchell, Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London, London, 2017, p. 538), circa 1685, 8.8cm., 3 1/2 in. wife, modern bristles
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