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263: A Georgian Sterling Silver Flatware Service

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Description

A Georgian Sterling Silver Flatware Service, Threaded Fiddle and Shell Pattern, 109 pieces, by Various Silversmiths ca.1809-1834, The silver service was made in London ca.1809-1834 with the mark of 15 different silversmiths including Paul Storr.

The Makers Mark: PS- Paul Storr TB- Thomas Bamford MC- Mark Cripps JS/AS- Joseph and Adey (or Albert) Savorey TW/JH- Thomas Wallace and Jonathan Hayne WE- William Elliot WK/SK- William and Samuel Knight SH/SR/IED- Solomon Hougham, Solomon Royes and James East Dix TT/HL- (Thomas Turner/Henry John Lias) With four family crests incl. a winged sword, knight on horseback, unicorn head and arm holding a sword.

Total troy oz: 245.

Provenance: Purchased by Louise Mark Erwin Dowden during the 1930's at auction for $1,000 in England. Thence to John Sr. Townley and Cornelia Hamilton Knox Townley. The Townley's had the knife blades replaced with Gorham stainless blades. They chose not to replace the carving set blades so they are original. The two carving knife's blades are marked Fischer & Co. Cockspur St, London.

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Estimate $12,000 – $15,000
Starting Bid $11,000
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