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George III Sterling Silver Tea Urn

Auction:
2740B
Lot:
5
Sold for:
$3,567$2,900

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2740B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 19, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

George III Sterling Silver Tea Urn, London, 1797-98, Peter & Ann Bateman, maker, the inverted pear-form urn with lift-off cover, two foliate handles, and Neoclassical ornament, on base with pierced apron and four claw-and-ball feet, ht. 20 in., approx. 84.6 troy oz.
Estimate $600-800

Underside of urn is re-enforced with a thin piece of non-silver metal. Repair to join of urn to stem. Seam splitting to base where top joins pierced apron. Metal fatigue to apron and feet. Handle on spout turns with difficulty. Age-typical wear.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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London, non-silver metal, Metal fatigue

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