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Sale 534 Lot 191  

SILVER: Hester Bateman (English, 1708 - 1794), George III sterling tea caddy, 1787, ovoid form with hinged domed lid topped with urn-form finial, floral swag bands throughout, impressed center rondel, two beaded borders, hallmarked on base with lion passant, Leopard's head crowned, "m" mark (London date letter for 1787), George III mark, and "H B" in script (maker's mark for Hester Bateman, entered 1761), Hester Bateman and sterling hallmarks also impressed to lid interior, overall wear consistent with age and use including heavy wear to chased decoration, alteration made to remove lock and fill keyhole leaving a 1" smooth area void of design above front rondel, additional small mend near back hinge, 5 1/2" h. x 5" w. x 3 5/8" d. (weight: 9.5 ozt.) [PROVENANCE: Purchased from S. J. Shrubsole, London, in 1968 for $2,750.] [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 $750-1,500

Sold for US$1,000

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