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A ROYAL CHRISTENING PRESENT:- AN EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT...

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Estimate: £3,500 - £4,500
ca. US$6,454 - US$8,298
Price realised:  £5,040
ca. US$9,294
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A ROYAL CHRISTENING PRESENT:- AN EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT CUP & COVER
MARK OF JOHN MORTIMER & JOHN SAMUEL HUNT, LONDON, 1840
A ROYAL CHRISTENING PRESENT:- AN EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT CUP & COVER, MARK OF JOHN MORTIMER & JOHN SAMUEL HUNT, LONDON, 1840, Of part-fluted vase form with bifurcated scroll handles hung with pendent bell-flowers, (one handle with part detached but present), the waisted neck applied with floral swags, the body with broad matted frieze decorated in high relief with children & playful putti, the lower body applied with foliage, on pedestal foot decorated with repetitive flower-heads & winged cherub masks, the cover similarly decorated below a fluted pedestal surmounted by a finial of an angel with attendant putto, engraved with Queen Victoria's crowned cypher & inscribed "To VICTOR ALEXANDER ERNEST MARSHALL from his Godmother VICTORIA R. Dec.13, 1841" , the cover inscribed around rim "Published as the Act directs by Mortimer & Hunt, 156 New Bond Street, London, Jany.1, 1841 , 15 in. high (38 cm.), 62.25 oz.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The James Walker Collection of Silver and Vertu
Date of the auction: 13 Jul 2006
Address: Christie's
13 July 2006, London, South Kensington