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Rare American Silver Patch Box, Francis Richardson, Sr., Philadelphia, Circa 1720

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Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 USD

Rare American Silver Patch Box, Francis Richardson, Sr., Philadelphia, Circa 1720

Rare American Silver Patch Box, Francis Richardson, Sr., Philadelphia, Circa 1720

No reserve

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 USD

Bid:

200

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Rare American Silver Patch Box

Francis Richardson, Sr., Philadelphia

Circa 1720


Oval, the cover engraved with a rose, marked inside base and cover FR in heart.

Length 2 1/2 in.

5.7 cm

minor bruises, both maker's marks 3/4 visible; rare, small and charming


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.

Two other patch boxes by Francis Richardson Sr. are known, described and illustrated by Martha Gandy Fales, Joseph Richardson and Family, Philadelphia Silversmiths, pp. 10 and 15, figs. 3 and 8. The latter is similarly engraved with a Tudor rose, which can also be found on a gold locket, op. cit., p. 16, fig. 11.


For non-silver lots related to the Richardson family of Philadelphia, please see lots 249 and 334-337 in this sale.