A PAIR OF VICTORIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER COMPORTS, ALEXANDER MACRAE FOR HARRY EMMANUEL, LONDON, 1859
the openwork basket-weave bowls supported by three climbing putti, on ornate pedestal columns with lobate panels, the ornate spreading circular bases cast with applied swags on four ornate scroll feet, the undersides stamped 'EMANUEL HANOVER SQUARE LONDON', blue glass liners
31.3cm., 12½in. high
2513gr., 80oz. 15dwt.
Good clear marks to each body. No obvious splits or repairs. Good condition. One glass liner with a small chip to the rim.
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