ROYAL: A SET OF FIVE GEORGE III SILVER CONDIMENT VASES, SIMON LE SAGE, LONDON, 1759
of campana shape formed of cast sections and engraved with the Royal Arms and initials GR, strawberry finials
marked on rims of bases and four covers
87 oz 10 dwt
heights 7½ and 5 in.
19 and 12.7 cm
Engraving slightly rubbed; one large single with patches and some lead, and with reinforcing underneath, as noted about no marks on one small cover.
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Like his father John Hugh le Sage to whom he was apprenticed in 1742, Simon Le Sage was subordinate Goldsmith to the King circa 1754-59. Parts of this commission, probably marking the accession of the new King have appeared at auction. A salver was sold Parke Bernet, March 20, 1970, lot 87 from the Collection of Eugene Widener Dixon, and a treasury inkstand Sotheby’s New York, April 9, 2009, lot 268.