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George III Irish Sterling Silver Coffeepot

Auction:
3234B
Lot:
326
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3234B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

George III Irish Sterling Silver Coffeepot, Dublin, probably late 18th century, lacking date mark, maker's mark over struck with "CT" probably for Charles Townsend, with a pineapple finial and chased rocaille scrolls and floral sprays throughout, ht. 12 1/4 in., approx. 32.3 troy oz.
Estimate $800-1,200

Finial possibly a replacement or soldered to body later (solder to outer edge, see image of interior lid joint). Handle by the upper joint with small repair. Vacant cartouches with light consistent surface abrasions, no pitting or evident thinness to suggest engraving removal. Shallow, unobtrusive bend to footrim (rocks slightly). Period monogram to underside.


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Keywords

Charles Townsend, Art genres, Art movements, Arts, Coffeepot, Decorative arts, Rocaille, Scroll, Silver, Silversmithing, Sterling silver, Troy weight, Visual arts

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