Full Details for Lot 158


Sale 534 Lot 158  

SILVER: Matthew Boulton (English, 1728 - 1809) unusually large Regency sterling tray, 1816, Birmingham, circular form with scalloped rim with raised floral decoration, engraved with a scrolling foliate design and raised on four acanthus feet (two are slightly modified and pierced for hanging), hallmarked on central chased design with 22" diameter, acanthus leaf feet, lion passant, anchor, "S" mark (Birmingham date letter for 1816), George III mark, and "M B" (maker's mark for Matthew Boulton, entered 1797), wear consistent with age and use including pierced alteration to two feet for hanging, small bends and scratches, etc., 2" h. x 21" diam. (approximate weight: 82 ozt.) [PROVENANCE: Purchased from John Bell, Bridge Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, for $450 and owned by descent.] [EXHIBITED: Part of the Gillmor Silver Collection, of which many pieces were in the following exhibits: "English Silver from the Gillmor Collection", Dec. 19th, 1986 - Feb. 6th, 1987, Fine Arts Gallery, The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Missouri; "English Silver from the Gillmor Collection", March 19th -31st , 1988, The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library, Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri; "Halls British Event", Nov. 9th - Dec. 1st , 1983, Halls Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri; "Antique Silver", June 12th, 1969, Spiva Art Center, Joplin, Missouri.]
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Sold for US$1,300

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