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Rare Engraved Silver Neckstock Clasp

Auction:
3167B
Lot:
223
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Engraved Silver Neckstock Clasp, probably Boston, Massachusetts, early 18th century, the two shaped plates with three studs, the right half engraved with a scene of a man in a long coat holding a tall walking stick with a spotted dog seated behind and a stylized crown above, all within a linear border, the left half with three slots and engraved stylized star within also within a linear border, the back of each half marked "SB" within a rectangular sunken cartouche, assembled wd. 2, ht. 1 3/4 in., approx. 0.4 troy oz.

Provenance: Collected in the Boston area in the late 20th century by Bob Thayer.

Note: The silversmith's mark bears a resemblance to the mark of early 18th century Boston silversmith Samuel Burrill. It has also been suggested that it may be an unrecorded mark of Samuel Burt.
Estimate $2,500-3,500


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.

Keywords

Samuel Burrill, Samuel Burt, Bob Thayer, Arts, Cartouche, Decorative arts, Geography of Massachusetts, Human behavior, Occupations, Silversmith

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