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36 pcs. Assd. Sterling Silver, incl. Gorham King George

Lot 0648
36 pieces Assorted American and English Sterling Silver, including Kalo Shop. 1st-29th items: 15 pieces Gorham King George pattern flatware, including 7 dinner forks (7" L), 8 oval dessert/soup spoons (7 1/8" L). Also includes 1 J.E. Caldwell & Company meat serving fork, 1 Kalo meat serving fork, 11 teaspoons, 1 butter pick knife. Some monogrammed. 29 pieces total. 42.12 weighable oz troy. 30th item: J. F. Fradley & Company sterling silver footed oval compote with raised scalloped decorations to rim. Maker's mark, Sterling, 1140, and 925-1000 Fine underside of base. Not monogrammed. 3 5/8" H x 12 1/8" W x 8 1/4" D. 12.90 total troy ounces. 31st-36th item: Cased set of gilded sterling silver anointing spoons made to commemorate the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937, with marks for Saunders, Shepherd & Co Ltd., Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Chester, Birmingham, and Sheffield, 1936. Each spoon is a replica of the anointing spoon that is used to anoint the Monarch's head during the Coronation ceremony. Includes a printed information sheet about the spoons ans their significance. Housed in a black velvet and off white satin fitted trapezoid case with label identified each spoon, the exterior of the case covered with gold foil, two brass latches to bottom. Spoons - 4 1/2" L. Case - 6 3/8" H x 9 3/8" W x 1" D. Combined weight this lot: 57.51 total weighable troy ounces. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction, including an archive containing receipts for furnishings for Bunker Hill. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)


1st-29th items: All pieces with general surface scratching, consistent with use. Some monogrammed. 30th item: Overall good condition with surface scratches. Dents to surfaces of interior. Compote uneven. 31st-36th items: Overall good condition with tarnish to gilt. Areas of loss/peeling to foil on case.

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