Full Details for Lot 177


Sale 534 Lot 177  

SILVER: Hester Bateman (English, 1708 - 1794), George III sterling sugar basket, 1786, navette form basket raised on conforming pedestal foot, beaded rim and swing handle, pierced openwork decorative bands to top and bottom rims, bright cut engraved foliate swags and crest of lion in profile in central rondel above chased motto in ribbon "Floreat Majestas" (motto of the Scottish clan of Brown, meaning 'Let majesty flourish'"), basket contains cobalt blue glass insert with pontil mark, hallmarked on base with lion passant, Leopard's head crowned, "l" mark (London date letter for 1786), George III mark, and "H B" in script (maker's mark for Hester Bateman, entered 1761), wear consistent with age and use including three small imperfections including one below handle and one to lower waist, small nicks to edge of glass insert, etc., 4 1/2" h. to top of basket; 6 3/4" h. (to top of upraised handle) x 4 3/4" w. x 6" l. (weight: 6.5 ozt.) [PROVENANCE: Purchased from William Walter, Chancery Lane, London. W. C. 2. on April 24th, 1949 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 $1,000-2,000

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