The David Little Collection of Early English Silver

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 03.12.2019

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A ELIZABETH I SILVER POMANDER

A ELIZABETH I SILVER POMANDER UNMARKED, EARLY 17TH CENTURY On reeded spreading foot, the spherical body formed of six hollow segments each engraved with a royal portrait in cartouche and held by a circular plate with central suspension ring 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high 1 oz. 8 dwt. (44 gr.) Provenance With

Lot #: 101

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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AN ELIZABETH I SILVER-GILT COUNTER BOX

AN ELIZABETH I SILVER-GILT COUNTER BOX UNMARKED, CIRCA 1600 Cylindrical with detachable cover, the sides engraved with stylised scrolling foliage framed by two beaded bands, the cover engraved with a tulip, the base with initials AW, with twenty-three associated Elizabethan sixpences dated 1562 to

Lot #: 102

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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AN ELIZABETH I SILVER-GILT STANDING SALT

AN ELIZABETH I SILVER-GILT STANDING SALT LONDON, 1589 AND 1591, MAKER'S MARK AS A FLOWER BETWEEN PROBABLY FOR AUGUSTINE SODAYE (TAYLOR) On domed base stamped with an egg-and-dart border and embossed with panels of flowers centred by a rosette, the cylindrical body embossed with strapwork and flowers

Lot #: 103

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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AN ELIZABETH I SILVER-GILT SMALL DISH

AN ELIZABETH I SILVER-GILT SMALL DISH LONDON, 1570; MAKER'S MARK POSSIBLY A STAR Plain circular with shallow well and threaded moulded rim, marked on border 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) diam. 4 oz. (125 gr.) Provenance Anonymous sale; Woolley and Wallis, Salisbury, 21 July 2010, lot 878

Lot #: 104

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A HENRY VII SILVER-MOUNTED WOOD MAZER

A HENRY VII SILVER-MOUNTED WOOD MAZER UNMARKED, LATE 15TH CENTURY The shallow turned wood bowl on short circular foot, the flaring pinned silver mount engraved on the lower part with a band of stylised foliage and stamped above with two bands of crosses framing an engraved Latin inscription 6 ¾ in

Lot #: 105

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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AN EDWARD IV OR EDWARD V SILVER DIAMOND-POINT SPOON

AN EDWARD IV OR EDWARD V SILVER DIAMOND-POINT SPOON UNMARKED; MID TO LATE 15TH CENTURY The narrow stem of tapering hexagonal section with cast diamond finial 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) long 13 dwt. (20 gr.) Provenance With Spink & Son, London, 1969. With Alastair Dickenson, London, 2015

Lot #: 106

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A HENRY VIII PARCEL-GILT SILVER APOSTLE SPOON

A HENRY VIII PARCEL-GILT SILVER APOSTLE SPOON LONDON, 1515, MAKER'S MARK A FRINGED S, PROBABLY FOR WILLIAM SIMPSON The hexagonal stem with fig shaped bowl and finial formed as the bearded figure of St. Matthias with his attribute of a pole-axe, with Tudor rose nimbus, marked in bowl and on stem 7

Lot #: 107

Estimate: £35,000 - £40,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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AN ELIZABETH I SILVER-GILT MOUNTED EARTHENWARE JUG

AN ELIZABETH I SILVER-GILT MOUNTED EARTHENWARE JUG LONDON, 1558, MAKER'S MARK A FLEUR-DE-LYS; THE EARTHENWARE POSSIBLY PISA On spreading foot the mount stamped with egg-and-dart and lozenge motifs, the fluted bombe lead-glazed body with neck mount engraved with strapwork and scrolling foliage, the

Lot #: 108

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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AN ELIZABETH I SILVER WINE TASTER

AN ELIZABETH I SILVER WINE TASTER MAKER'S MARK LG IN MONOGRAM, ATTRIBUTED TO LAWRENCE GILBERT (OR GILBERD) OF COLCHESTER OR IPSWICH, CIRCA 1570-1580 On moulded foot, the plain flaring body raised domed centre, stamped on the outside of the bowl with initials TW in monogram, marked on side 3 5/8 in

Lot #: 109

Estimate: £15,000 - £30,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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AN ELIZABETH I PARCEL-GILT SILVER TANKARD

AN ELIZABETH I PARCEL-GILT SILVER TANKARD LONDON, 1587, MAKER'S MARK CB IN MONOGRAM, PROBABLY FOR BERNARD CHARLES On domed foot chased with fruit and flower trophies, the tapering body chased with alternating vertical gilt and silver bands, the gilt bands engraved with foliate strapwork, applied

Lot #: 110

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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AN ELIZABETH I SILVER TAZZA

AN ELIZABETH I SILVER TAZZA LONDON, 1571, MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT On plain domed foot stamped with an egg-and-dart border, the baluster stem with strapwork framing a central laurel wreath, the shallow bowl engraved with two bands of foliate strapwork and embossed in centre with a helmeted male bust

Lot #: 111

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A JAMES I SILVER-MOUNTED SHELL CASTING BOTTLE

A JAMES I SILVER-MOUNTED SHELL CASTING BOTTLE UNMARKED, CIRCA 1600 On a plain spreading foot with threaded border, the ovoid body formed from two cut panels of cowrie shell held by four vertical straps, two applied with scrolling handles cast with bearded masks, the detachable pierced cover with

Lot #: 112

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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AN ELIZABETH I SILVER COMMUNION CUP

AN ELIZABETH I SILVER COMMUNION CUP MAKER'S MARK A DEVICE IN A SHIELD BETWEEN INCUSE LETTERS N AND G IN REVERSE, PROBABLY FOR NICHOLAS GORSTON (OR GOSTON) OF NOTTINGHAM, CIRCA 1570 On spreading domed foot, the baluster stem with central knop engraved with hyphen ornament, the flaring bowl engraved

Lot #: 113

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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AN ELIZABETH I SILVER-GILT CUP AND COVER

AN ELIZABETH I SILVER-GILT CUP AND COVER LONDON, 1589, MAKER'S MARK POSSIBLY TWO CATKINS On spreading foot with stamped egg-and-dart border and a chased band of fruit and foliage on matted ground, repeated on the domed cover with high finial, the baluster stem with central knop engraved with laurel

Lot #: 114

Estimate: £180,000 - £220,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A JAMES I SILVER-MOUNTED OSTRICH EGG STANDING CUP AND COVER

A JAMES I SILVER-MOUNTED OSTRICH EGG STANDING CUP AND COVER LONDON, 1606, MAKER'S MARK CB OR GB IN MONOGRAM POSSIBLY FOR BARNABUS GREGORY On spreading foot stamped with stylised gadroons, the domed part flat chased with large acanthus foliage and fruit on matted ground with baluster stem above, the

Lot #: 115

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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AN ELIZABETH I SILVER BELL-SALT

AN ELIZABETH I SILVER BELL-SALT LONDON, 1601, MAKER'S MARK POSSIBLY A GOTHIC B Incurved tapering cylindrical, in three sections, on three ball feet engraved with claws and with reeded and stylised lozenge borders, the detachable rising domed cover with pierced ball and baluster finial, the body and

Lot #: 116

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A JAMES I SILVER-MOUNTED COCONUT CUP

A JAMES I SILVER-MOUNTED COCONUT CUP UNMARKED, PROBABLY SCOTLAND, CIRCA 1600-1620 On spreading foot die-stamped around the border with alternating scrolls and foliage and flat-chased in the centre with stylised fleur-de-lis on matted ground repeated on the vase-shaped stem, the coconut bowl held by

Lot #: 117

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A JAMES I PARCEL-GILT SILVER BEAKER

A JAMES I PARCEL-GILT SILVER BEAKER LONDON, 1618, MAKER'S MARK HB CONJOINED, POSSIBLY FOR HUGH BLACKHURST OR HENRY BLACKMORE On spreading foot stamped with egg-and-dart border, the tapering body applied on the lower part with a band stamped with circles and engraved around the rim with a band of

Lot #: 118

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A JAMES I SILVER DISH

A JAMES I SILVER DISH LONDON, 1622, MAKER'S MARK TF PROBABLY FOR THOMAS FRANCIS On plain trumpet foot, the cinquefoil bowl chased on centre with a stylised rose, the rim pierced with scrolls and shells motifs, marked on border 8 1/4 in. (21 cm. ) diam. 10 oz. 1 dwt. (313 gr.) Provenance Leonard

Lot #: 119

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A CHARLES I SILVER TANKARD

A CHARLES I SILVER TANKARD LONDON, 1626, MAKER'S MARK RB ABOVE A STAR On rim foot the tapering body chased with barrel loop banding, the flat hinged cover similarly chased and with Vitruvian scroll thumbpiece, engraved in centre with a coat-of-arms within a laurel wreath and on each side with part

Lot #: 120

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A PAIR OF ELIZABETH I SILVER DISHES FROM THE 'ARMADA' SERVICE

A PAIR OF ELIZABETH I SILVER DISHES FROM THE 'ARMADA' SERVICE LONDON, 1600 AND 1601, MAKER'S MARK TE IN MONOGRAM WITH PELLET BELOW, PROBABLY FOR THOMAS ELLIS Plain circular with deep well and domed centre, the flat rim with moulded and reeded border, engraved with coat-of-arms, marked on rims 8 ¼

Lot #: 121

Estimate: £150,000 - £200,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A JAMES I SILVER SUGAR BOX

A JAMES I SILVER SUGAR BOX LONDON, 1610, MAKER'S MARK TI PROBABLY FOR THOMAS JEMPSON Shell shaped and on four scallop shell feet, the hinged cover realistically chased to simulate a scallop shell, with egg-and-dart border, the box fitted with hinged clasp with ring handle, the body divided inside

Lot #: 122

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A CHARLES I SILVER WINE CUP

A CHARLES I SILVER WINE CUP LONDON, 1630, MAKER'S MARK F OVER W, PROBABLY FOR WALTER FURLER On spreading foot with reeded border, the stem with three knops, the plain flaring bowl pricked below the rim with initials NT within stylised foliate scrolls and stars, marked on bowl and underneath 6 1/8

Lot #: 123

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A JAMES I SILVER-GILT STEEPLE CUP

A JAMES I SILVER-GILT STEEPLE CUP LONDON, 1611, MAKER'S MARK TF IN MONOGRAM PROBABLY FOR THOMAS FRANCIS On spreading circular base stamped with egg-and-dart border and chased with large acanthus leaves on matted ground, the baluster stem with foliate calyx, the flaring bowl embossed on the lower

Lot #: 124

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A JAMES I SILVER BASKET

A JAMES I SILVER BASKET LONDON, 1612, MAKER'S MARK THREE MULLETS Circular on spreading base pierced and engraved with flutes, the side with foliate scrolls and fruits, the slightly domed centre with a central openwork hexafoil, the base and rim applied with four rope borders, with two scroll handles

Lot #: 125

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019

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A CHARLES I SILVER EWER

A CHARLES I SILVER EWER LONDON, 1625, MAKER'S MARK TH WITH SHELL OR MULLET BELOW, POSSIBLY FOR THOMAS HOLLAND On spreading stepped foot, the plain pear-shaped body with scroll handle and long S-shaped spout terminating with a dragon's head, the domed cover with baluster finial on fluted terrace, the

Lot #: 126

Estimate: £150,000 - £200,000

Date: 3 Dec 2019