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Sale 534 Lot 173  

SILVER: Hester Bateman (English, 1708 - 1794) George III sterling shell form ladle, 1777, "Old English" pattern, shell form bowl with feather edge border and engraved bird to handle, hallmarked verso with lion passant, Leopard's head crowned, "b" mark (London date letter for 1777), and "H B" in script (maker's mark for Hester Bateman, entered 1761), wear consistent with age and use, 12 1/2" l. (5.1 ozt.) [PROVENANCE: Purchased from William Walter, Chancery Lane, London. W. C. 2. on April 21st, 1952 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 $250-450

Sold for US$475


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