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A Pair of George II Silver Eagle-Head Sauce Boats with Matching Ladles, Isaac Duke, London (sauceboats), 1747

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Property from a Canadian Private Collection

A Pair of George II Silver Eagle-Head Sauce Boats with Matching Ladles, Isaac Duke, London (sauceboats), 1747

A Pair of George II Silver Eagle-Head Sauce Boats with Matching Ladles, Isaac Duke, London (sauceboats), 1747

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Property from a Canadian Private Collection


A Pair of George II Silver Eagle-Head Sauce Boats with Matching Ladles, Isaac Duke, London (sauceboats), 1747

shaped bases chased with shellwork, the bodies applied with rococo cartouches flanked by sprigs and floral swags, applied with a satyr mask below spout, eagle-head handles, marked on bases and engraved with scratch weights 24=17 and 24=12, the shell-bowl ladles with eagle handles, with maker's mark only FH possibly for Francis Harache


55 oz

1710.5 g

length 9 1/4 in.

23.5 cm

Cartouches with engravings removed, and two with repairs (one noticeable). Otherwise good condition with only minor dings and bruises.


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Sotheby's, London, March 7, 1957, lot 158
Thomas Lumley Ltd, London
Mrs. Antenor Patiño, New York, sold
Sotheby's, New York November 1, 1997, lots 130-131
Sotheby's, New York, May 20, 2004, lot 78
Sotheby's New York, March 31, 2011, lot 552
Michael Clayton, The Collector's Dictionary of Silver and Gold, p. 326
Isaac Duke was apprenticed to Edward Feline in May, 1724, and became free on July 4, 1744.  He entered his mark as a largeworker June 15, 1743, with the address of Witch (Wych?) Street, near Drury Lane.  Despite the quality of these sauce boats, work bearing his mark is rare.