NEW YORK – On Saturday, December 4, starting at 4 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct an Exclusive Silver Auction, spotlighting 51 tightly curated lots of exquisite antique pieces rendered in the time-honored precious metal. Items on offer include an early 18th-century George II cylindrical coffee pot; a child’s christening mug made in 1836 in Scotland; a pair of 18th-century octagonal cast candlesticks; an early 19th-century four-piece tea and coffee set; an 18th-century Queen Anne fire gilt tea caddy that takes an octagonal shape; a christening mug made in 1838 by London silversmith John Tapley; and a pair of early 19th-century gadroon border sauceboats. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Kicking off the selection of leading lots is a large and handsome early 19th-century four-piece tea and coffee set fashioned in Old Sheffield plate by silversmith Matthew Boulton. It consists of a coffee pot, a tea pot, a sugar bowl and a cream jug. Its condition is described as “Excellent throughout. Slight bleeding to highlights. Never been replated,” and it is estimated at $900-$1,100.
Another strong choice that carries an identical estimate is a child’s christening mug made in 1836 in Scotland by silversmith John McKay. It is decorated with elegant bands of fluting and boasts a silver gilt interior that provides a decorative visual contrast. Its weight in silver is 4.5 troy ounces, or 140 grams, and its condition is described as “Excellent throughout.”
The third and final highlight of note is a sterling silver christening mug dating to 1838 and created by London silversmith John Tapley. It features a beautiful waisted body with elegant cast floral motifs to the lower section of the bowl as well as an ornate scroll handle. It weighs six troy ounces, or 187 grams, and as with its Scottish counterpart, its condition is described as “Excellent throughout.” The John Tapley sterling silver christening mug carries an estimate of $800-$1,000.
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