FOUR MATCHING GEORGE III PARCEL-GILT SILVER "EGYPTIAN STYLE" SALTS, DIGBY SCOTT & BENJAMIN SMITH I (3) AND BENJAMIN SMITH II & JAMES SMITH III (1), LONDON, 1803 AND 1810
FOUR MATCHING GEORGE III PARCEL-GILT SILVER "EGYPTIAN STYLE" SALTS, DIGBY SCOTT & BENJAMIN SMITH I (3) AND BENJAMIN SMITH II & JAMES SMITH III (1), LONDON, 1803 AND 1810
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FOUR MATCHING GEORGE III PARCEL-GILT SILVER "EGYPTIAN STYLE" SALTS, DIGBY SCOTT & BENJAMIN SMITH I (3) AND BENJAMIN SMITH II & JAMES SMITH III (1), LONDON, 1803 AND 1810

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

FOUR MATCHING GEORGE III PARCEL-GILT SILVER "EGYPTIAN STYLE" SALTS, DIGBY SCOTT & BENJAMIN SMITH I (3) AND BENJAMIN SMITH II & JAMES SMITH III (1), LONDON, 1803 AND 1810

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Sold:10,625USD

Lot Details

Description

FOUR MATCHING GEORGE III PARCEL-GILT SILVER "EGYPTIAN STYLE" SALTS, DIGBY SCOTT & BENJAMIN SMITH I (3) AND BENJAMIN SMITH II & JAMES SMITH III (1), LONDON, 1803 AND 1810


the bowl held by three lion-headed paw feet with shields decorated with oak sprays, gilt interior, the center of each stand engraved with the Lonsdale crest and coronet within the Garter

marked on bases and bowls, two of the 1803 salts also stamped Rundell, Bridge & Rundell Aurifices Regis Londini Fecerunt, the third 1803 salt stamped Rundell, Bridge et Rundell Aurifices Regis et Principi Walliae Londini Fecerunt

70 oz 5 dwt

2189 g

diameter 4½ in.

11.4 cm

Condition Report

One of the 1803 salts with repairs to two of the shields where attached, otherwise set in good condition.


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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

William, 1st Earl of Lonsdale (1757-1844), by descent to

Lancelot Edward, 6th Earl of Lonsdale (1867-1953), sold

Christie's, London, 20 February 1947, Catalogue of Fine Old English Silver, sold by order of the Right Hon. The Earl of Lonsdale, O.B.E., lot 220 (part), bought by M. Hedges

Catalogue Note

The 1st Earl of Lonsdale had an income of £80-100,000 per annum, and spent lavishly at the Royal Goldsmiths in fitting out his four establishments. In addition to significant pieces by Scott and Smith and Paul Storr, the Earl's purchase of one of the five Achilles Shields places him in the first tier of Rundell and Bridge's patrons.

Style: Silver, Ceramics, Furniture
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