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March 31, 2012 European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction in Boston featuring Fine Silver. Fine European furniture and decorative arts auctions at Skinner feature the best in British, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Russian works of art. Our auctions include a broad array of Continental and British ceramics, silver, glass, statuary, clocks, paintings and prints, lighting, rugs, textiles and antique furniture. Boston auctions are held four times annually in January, April, July and October. For information on buying or consigning property to our next auction, call 508-970-3203 or email


  • SKINNEREuropean Furniture & Decorative Arts

    featuring Fine SilverSale 2589B March 31, 2012 Boston

  • auction 2589B


    European Furniture & Decorative Arts featuring Fine Silver

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    cover: 505; frontispiece: 588; back cover: 290

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    1 Auction & Specialist Information

    2 Web Site & Online Bidding

    4 Glossary of Terms

    5 Lots 1-850

    105 Map & Driving Directions

    106 Conditions of Sale

    107 Absentee Bid Form

    108 Company Directors & Specialty Departments

    109 Administrative Staff & Client Services

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  • 4All items in this catalogue are described according to the following table of terminology. Please note that all statements in this catalogue as to Authorship, Period, and Origin, are qualified statements subject to the Conditions of Sale.

    Authorship will be described in the following ways:

    John Joseph Enneking. - In our judgment, the work is by the artist.

    Attributed to John Joseph Enneking. - In our judgment, the work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but leaves some question as to actual authorship.

    School of John Joseph Enneking. - In our judgment, a work of an unknown follower executed in the style of the artist and contemporary in period.

    Manner of John Joseph Enneking. - In our judgment, a work executed in the style of the artist by an unknown hand and probably from a later period.

    After John Joseph Enneking. - In our judgment, an intended copy of the work of the artist.

    American School, 19th Century. - In our judgment, the work of an unknown hand that can only be identified as to period and culture.

    Other terms:

    Bears Signature. - In our judgment, the signature not of the artist. This term is generally used separately, or together with a description of the work as attributed to, school of, manner of, or after the artist.

    Glossary of Terms

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    British Silver and Plate

    1.George II Silver Coffeepot, London, 1733, Benjamin Godfrey, maker, tapered cylindrical body with stylized floral finial to domed lid, with large stylized foliate-engraved monogram to one side with mythical beast ornament, armorial engraved surround to spout, carved wooden handle, and reeded base, ht. 9 1/2 in., approx. 21.1 troy oz. $500-700

    2.Pair of George II Silver Sauce Boats, London, 1739, makers mark GH, possibly for George Hindmarsh, of typical form, with reeded ovoid body, flying double C-scroll handle, raised on three scroll-top pad feet, engraved with heraldic crests, ht. 5 1/2, lg. 7 1/2 in., approx. 22.4 troy oz. $700-900

    3.George II Silver Salver, London, 1744, David Willaume II, maker, with shaped shell and piecrust edge, engraved coat of arms to center and engraved stylized scroll and foliate design to edges of field, on three scrolling foliate feet, dia. 11 3/4 in., approx. 34.8 troy oz. $1,500-2,500

    4.George II Silver Salver, London, 1745, Robert Abercromby, maker, with molded edge, engraved coat of arms to center and stylized strapwork and foliate engraving around outer edge, on four scroll feet, dia. 12 1/2 in., approx. 37 troy oz. $1,500-2,500

    5.Two Georgian Silver Marrow Scoops, London, mid to late 18th century, of typical form, one 1753, Ebenezer Coker, maker, monogrammed, the other possibly 1789, Charles Hougham, maker, lg. to 8 3/4 in., approx. 3.1 troy oz., together with a 19th century Elkington, Mason & Co. silver-plated marrow scoop. $100-150

    6.George III Silver Salver, London, 1761, Richard Rugg, maker, of typical form, the round salver with shaped gadrooned and shell-accented edge, armorial engraving to the field, raised on three paw feet, dia. 10 1/8 in., approx. 19.9 troy oz. $500-700

    7.George III Silver Sauce Boat, London, 1762, Thomas Whipham, maker, of typical form, the boat with scallop-edged bowl and leaf-accented S-scroll handle, raised on three shell-form pad feet, overall ht. 5, lg. 7 1/2 in., approx. 11 troy oz. $400-600

    8.George III Silver Coffeepot, London, 1763, makers mark SC, baluster-form body with stylized foliate spout, gadrooned lid rim and spreading foot, acorn finial, and carved ebonized wood handle, ht. 10 1/2 in., approx. 23 troy oz. $1,200-1,500




  • 9.Assembled Pair of George III Silver Candlesticks, London, 1763-64, partial makers marks, possibly WC, one monogrammed, with gadrooned sconces, tapered stems with gadrooned knop, on tiered square base with gadrooned rim, the shaped-edge nozzles with shell-form corners, ht. 10 1/2 in., approx. 40.9 troy oz. $1,800-2,200

    10.Small George III Silver Salver, London, 1764, Ebenezer Coker, maker, of typical form, the round salver with shaped shell and C-scroll piecrust edge, engraving to field, raised on three cabriole legs terminating in pad feet, dia. 6 7/8 in., approx. 6.1 troy oz. $300-500

    11.Large George III Silver Footed Salver, London, 1764, Thomas Hannam & Richard Mills, makers, of typical form, the round salver with C-scroll- and shell-molded edge and engraved armorial to the field, raised on three pad feet, dia. 16 1/2 in., approx. 58.2 troy oz. $800-1,200

    12.George III Silver Butter Warmer, London, 1764, Thomas Whipham & Charles Wright, makers, the beaker-form warmer with flared lip and slightly tapered cylindrical body, on reeded foot, with baluster-form carved wooden handle, ht. 2 3/4, dia. 3 7/8 in., approx. 6.5 troy oz. $400-600

    13.George III Silver Coffeepot, London, 1765, partial makers mark, possibly JG, the baluster-form coffeepot with tiered domed lid with foliate finial, scrolling leaf spout, carved wooden handle, and spreading round tiered foot, ht. 10 1/4 in., approx. 23.8 troy oz. $400-600

    14.George III Silver Footed Salver, London, 1767, Ebenezer Coker, maker, monogrammed, with engraved mythical beast to the top of the monogram, of typical form, with shell and scroll edge, raised on three pad feet, dia. 6 3/4 in., approx. 6.8 troy oz. $400-600

    15.Pair of George III Silver Candlesticks, London, 1768, makers mark TW, possibly for Thomas Woodhouse, with gadrooned sconces, baluster-form stems topped with foliate knop, over flattened gadrooned knop, the spreading foot with rocaille shells to corners offset with C-scrolls, lacking nozzles, ht. 10 in., approx. 31.2 troy oz. $2,500-3,500

    16.Pair of George III Silver Shell-form Dishes, London, 1772, Robert Makepeace, maker, the scallop shell-form dishes with scroll- and foliate-decorated handle, with cartouches engraved with heraldic lions, on three snail shell feet, lg. 6 1/2, wd. 5 in., approx. 6.3 troy oz. $200-400

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  • 17.George III Silver Coffeepot, London, 1772, Charles Wright, maker, baluster-form body with stylized foliate spout, gadrooned rim and spreading foot, teardrop-shaped finial, and carved wood handle, ht. 10 1/2 in., approx. 25.6 troy oz. $1,200-1,500

    18.George III Silver Coffeepot, London, 1777, Charles Wright, maker, baluster-form body with gadrooned lid rim and base, foliate-decorated spout, acorn-form finial, and carved wood handle, with engraved armorial to lid, on tiered round foot, ht. 11 1/4 in., approx. 27.9 troy oz. $2,000-3,000

    19.George III Silver Teapot, London, 1779, Andrew Fogelberg, maker, ovoid body with beaded edges and applied medallions of cherubs to either side, carved wood handle, bun-shaped ivory finial, overall ht. 5, lg. 9 1/2 in., approx. 16.1 troy oz. $600-800

    20.George III Silver Teapot, London, 1789, Hester Bateman, maker, paneled ovoid body with overall floral engraving, each side with an engraved crest, with carved wood handle and finial, ht. 6, lg. 10 1/4 in., approx. 13.6 troy oz. $600-800

    21.Two Small George III Silver Table Articles, a pair of spoon-form sugar tongs, London, 1791, makers mark WB, likely Walter Brind, monogrammed, lg. 5, and a creamer, London, 1774, Nathaniel Appleton & Ann Smith, makers, monogrammed, with overall floral repouss decoration and engraved geometric pattern to round spreading foot, ht. 4 in., approx. 3.4 troy oz. $200-400

    22.Pair of George III Silver Goblets, London, 1792, makers mark RH in an oval lozenge, likely Robert Hennell, the goblets with engraved heraldic crests and foliate garlands, with a band of engraved stylized foliate decoration around the rim, geometric patterns to the tiered round foot, ht. 6 3/8, dia. 3 1/2 in., approx. 12.1 troy oz. $600-800

    22A.Group of Approximately Fifty Pieces of Assorted Sterling Flatware, including a set of eight sterling-handled knives, eighteen Georgian forks, including English and Irish examples, a set of eight Gorham teaspoons and spreaders, and eleven tablespoons, mostly Georgian, approx. 80.2 troy oz. weighable silver. $600-800

    23.Pair of George III Silver Platters, London, 1795, makers mark for William Simons inside rectangular lozenge, the oval platters with ogee molded rims with gadrooned edges, engraved with a coat of arms and a raised arm, lg. 15 1/2 in., approx. 71.1 troy oz. $2,500-3,500

    24.Near Pair of George III Silver Goblets, London, 1796, Peter & Ann Bateman, makers, of typical form, the ovoid goblets on tapered stems ending in round reeded feet atop square pedestal bases, one with gold-washed interior, both engraved to one side with a mottoed armorial Veritas ad Finem, one with an engraved coat of arms to reverse, the other with monogram, ht. 6 1/8 in., approx. 12.6 troy oz. $500-700

    25.Sheffield Plate-style English Silver Plate Coffeepot, likely 18th century, no visible marks, urn-form body with domed lid, spherical finial, and ear-shaped carved wooden handle, on round trumpet foot, ht. 11 1/4 in. $200-300

    26.George III Silver Urn-form Creamer and Sugar, London, 1800, makers mark RC, possibly Richard Crossley, the urn-form creamer and open sugar with armorial engravings to one side of body, gadrooning to rim and to pedestal-form foot, leaf decoration at base of body, and chased foliate band at waist, with bifurcate twig-form handles with leaf accents, ht. to 5 1/8 in., approx. 29.2 troy oz. $400-600

    27.Georgian Silver Nutmeg Grater, Birmingham, c. 1800, marks for Samuel Pemberton, the grater engraved with scrolling botanical design and line-and-dot patterns. $150-200

    28.Set of Twelve George III Silver Meat Plates, London, 1800, makers mark TR, likely Timothy Renou, the set of plates with shaped gadrooned ogee edges, with engraved armorial to rim, purportedly the arms of the Marquess of Breadalbane, dia. 9 3/4 in., approx. 217.2 troy oz. $2,500-3,500

    29.Five Silver Snuff and Pillboxes, a vintage Mexican shield-shaped box, a round Dutch box, c. 1854, and three Georgian boxes, Birmingham, a small six-sided box with lattice-work top, 1808, Samuel Pemberton, maker, an oval box with chased lid, 1802, and a matching match safe, 1799, both Thomas Willmore, maker, approx. 1.8 troy oz. $200-300

    30.Extensive Group of Assorted Mostly George III Silver Flatware, approximately 100 pieces, mostly London, including a set of twelve William Eley, William Fearn & William Chawner tablespoons and a pair of serving spoons, 1808, and a third serving spoon, 1811; a small Thomas & William Chawner ladle, 1770; six Samuel Godbehere, Edward Wigan & James Boult teaspoons, 1806; six Peter, Ann & William Bateman coffee spoons, 1803; six spoons, 1800, makers mark IB; six William Eley & William Fearn forks, 1797; six forks, 1814, makers mark RR; six William Bateman forks, 1817; a Thomas Wallis perforated serving spoon, 1782; a Michael Keating ladle, Dublin, 1784; an Irish serving fork, Dublin, late 18th century; and a number of other forks, spoons, and knives, various makers, approx. 165.2 troy oz. weighable silver. $4,000-6,000

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  • 31.Fine George III Silver Wine Cooler, London, 1803, William Pitts, maker, campagna-urn form, with ram mask handles, applied fruit and foliate garland decoration to body of urn, molded leaf decoration to waist, fitted with removable silver liner and collar, engraved with crest bearing motto Sic Fidem Teneo, on trumpet foot, ht. 11 in., approx. 118.9 troy oz. $7,000-9,000

    32.Pair of George III Silver Covered Entree Dishes, London, 1808, T. & J. Guest & Joshua Cradock, makers, the rectangular dishes with gadrooned rim, armorial engravings to sides of bottom, two mottoed coats of arms engraved to the top, with detachable scrolling foliate handle, lg. 11 1/4, wd. 9 in., approx. 130.3 troy oz. $4,000-6,000

    33.Pair of George III Silver Shell-form Dishes, London, 1808, makers mark SS, possibly for Samuel Strahan, the scallop shell-form dishes with gadrooned rim and cast shell and scrollwork design to lip, on three conch shell feet, lg. 4 3/4, wd...