A SET OF SIX GEORGE III SILVER SALTS, CORNELIUS BLAND, LONDON, 1790 AND 1791
two-handled boat form with reeded rims, on oval pedestal bases, engraved with the Berkeley crest
14.7cm., 5¾in. long over handles
All clearty marked to underside. One with old repair to stem, strengthened to interior of foot. Crests a little rubbed. Typical country house wear. Good overall.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Possibly acquired for the marriage of Robert Berkeley (1764-1845) and Apollonia Lee (1772-1806) in 1792
Inventory of the Best Plate, September 1845, ‘6 salts’;
Inventory, 1949 'SALT CELLARS, a set of six boat shaped, George 3rd, 1790-1791 by Cornelius Bland, and six salt spoons a pair [sic] in the butler’s safe and a pair in use)' in the Strong Room