A pair of George II silver sauceboats, Frederick Kandler, London, 1743
heavily cast, on shaped oval pedestal bases, the bodies of shaped oval form applied and chased with swags of flowers, shells and sprays of leaves, each side with a vignette of a country scene, engraved below the lips with a crest and earl's coronet, scratch weights: '27' and '27-14'
22.cm., 8¾in. overall length
Bertram Arthur Talbot, 14th Earl of Shrewsbury (1719-1787), then by descent to
George Talbot, 20th Earl of Shrewsbury (1832-1856), on whose executors' orders sold during the 30 day sale at Alton Towers, near Cheadle, Stafford, commencing 6 July 1857, lot 1748, purchased by Griffin, £50 13s. 6d.
Sold by order of the executors of Joseph Wren (1813-1909), late of Boston, Lincolnshire, former corn merchant and thrice Mayor of Boston, Christie's, London, 24 March 1909, lot 53, purchased by Comyns, £168 (Lots 54 and 55 in this sale, from the same vendor, were respectively a pair of small Frederick Kandler baskets and a pair of waiters, also from the Shrewsbury collection)
Sotheby's, New York, 11 April 2000, lot 211