A GEORGE II SILVER TABLE EPERGNE, ELIZABETH GODFREY, LONDON, 1755
the central basket with slat and lattice-pierced body and a foliate rim, raised on a cast and pierced foliate apron, supported on four ornate scrolling legs with rocaille pad feet, each leg carrying a dectachable branch supporting a small circular dish with foliate rim, crested
67cm., 26 3/8in. long
4300gr., 138oz. 5dwt.
Very minor dents to base of one dish and to lattice side of central basket, marked on each piece, good marks, good condition
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The collection of Johannes van Wees and Johannes van Halle of Van Hall Antiques, Victoria, Canada.
The Connoisseur, 1956
Engraved with the arms for Smith of Jordanhill. Most probably for James Smith (1782-1867), son of Archibald Smith (1749-1821) and his wife Isobel Euing Smith.