PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PATRICIA SCHUCKMANN, ATLANTA, GA
FOUR GEORGIAN SILVER SALVERS, LONDON AND NEWCASTLE, 1733-1765
the first with piecrust rim and engraved with arms by Robert Abercromby, 1733; the second chased with a strapwork border enclosing arms in a Rococo cartouche by Isaac Cookson, Newcastle, 1743; the third square, chased with a border of shells, fishscale, and flower crests at the angles, center engraved with crest and arms in Rococo cartouche by William Justice, 1749; the last square, engraved with accolé arms in Rococo cartoucheby Richard Rugg, 1765
marked on bases
lengths 5¾ to 8¼ in.
14.6 to 21 cm
Abercromby with minor ding to surface, Rugg with minor crease to base, Rugg & Abercromby with engravings softened, others 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.
Holmes Antiques, Yorkshire, July 1975 (Cookson)
John Luddington, London, October 1979 (Abercromby)
Silverman Antiques, London, October 2008 (Rugg)
Koopman Rare Art, London, December 2011 (Justice)
The arms on the Justice salver are those of Janssen, probably for one of the sons of Theodore Janssen, a Dutch born merchant and director of the South Seas Company, created baronet in 1714. The salver was made by Justice to match a waiter by Paul de Lamerie, 1734, now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (see Ellenor Alcorn, English Silver in the MFA, Boston, vol. 2, item 77, p. 136). Two of the sons, Henry and his younger brother Robert, established themselves in Paris, where they are recorded as the owners of an important silver collection, now known as the Orléans-Penthièvre service.
The arms on the Cookson salver are those of Burdon or Bourden.