PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PATRICIA SCHUCKMANN, ATLANTA, GA
NAPOLEONIC INTEREST: A PAIR OF REGENCY SILVER WINE COOLERS AND LINERS, JOSEPH ANGELL, LONDON, 1816
engraved with arms and motto, the other side with presentation inscription, leaf-capped handles with mask terminals, with detachable liners and collars
marked on cooler, liners, and collars
188 oz 5 dwt
height 10¾ in.
A few minor dings to rims, otherwise 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.
Silverman Antiques, London, November 2006
The inscription reads "Presented by the inhabitants of St. Helena to Colonel Mark Wilks, late Governor of that Island, as a Memorial of their Esteem, Respect & Gratitude. 1816."
Colonel Mark Wilks (1759-1831) FRS, soldier, author, politician, and diplomat, served in India, was governor 1813-16 of St. Helena while Napoleon was exiled there. He later became speaker of the House in the parliament of the Isle of Man. Napoleon is said to have found him highly engaging and affable.