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Sale 534 Lot 161  

SILVER: Hester Bateman (English, 1708 - 1794) four George III sterling salts, two hallmarked "i" for 1784, one hallmarked "o" for 1789, and one hallmarked "r" for 1792, all oval shaped with beaded rim and raised on four feet terminating in hoofs, gilt-washed interior, all with hallmarks to base with varied wear including lion passant, Leopard's head crowned, London date hallmarks, George III mark, and "H B" in script (maker's mark for Hester Bateman, entered 1761), all with wear consistent with age and use, 1 3/4" h. x 2 3/4" w. x 3 3/8" l. (weight of all pieces: 7.7 ozt.) [PROVENANCE: Purchased from William Walter, 6 Duke Street, St. James, London, on Dec 7th, 1948, for £35, 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 $250-500

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