A Rare American Silver Rococo Revival Egg Coddler, Ball, Tompkins & Black, New York, circa 1845
the stand with molded edge and leaf-capped scroll supports ending in shell feet and joined by stretchers supporting a burner, the rectangular body with canted corners, flatchased with floral sprays and with contemporary monogram HLP within an acanthus and floral cartouche, double-hinged cover, insert with two levels of six rings, the cast rococo handle later engraved SP
marked on the underside of the burner BALL TOMPKINS & BLACK/SUCCESSORS TO/MARQUAND & CO/NEW YORK FORBES
height 13 1/2 in.
Sold, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 3 May 1980, lot 148