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Auktion: The Exceptional Sale
wurde versteigert am: 29. Oktober 2019
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A ROYAL VICTORIAN SILVER CENTERPIECE ON PLATEAU

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Schätzpreis: 350.000 $ - 550.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:  350.000 $
Los-Nr. 1020, Aufrufe: 46

A ROYAL VICTORIAN SILVER CENTERPIECE ON PLATEAU MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1874, DESIGNED BY HENRY HUGH ARMSTEAD The oblong shaped plateau with sides cast and chased with a band of alternating tridents and scallop shells and in the front with panels of sea monsters, all above a fluted border, the silver center fitted at each end with a barge guided by a river god, one emblematic of the River Thames, the other of the River Neva, accompanied by the corresponding figures of King Alfred, with replaced staff, and Emperor Peter the Great, the first applied with the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom, the other with the Royal Arms of Russia, the corners of the center applied with four hippocamps, each mounted by mer-man sounding a horn, the center with a cast centerpiece formed of swans emerging from bulrushes and mermen each holding a rococo cartouche applied with the initials AM on one side and an inscription on the other, above with four naiant dolphins and two conjoined shell-shaped bowls with the figure of the goddess Venus and Cupid with female demi-figures holding flaming torches emblematic of love, the long sides of the plateau each applied with a coat-of-arms with royal crown above, the plateau with wooden base, fully marked, stamped on side of the base R. & S. GARRARD PANTON ST LONDON 70 7/8 in. (180 cm.) long 1,191 oz. 4 dwt. (37,051 gr.) weighable silver The inscription reads 'PRESENTED BY THE CORPORATION IN MANIFESTATION OF THE DEEP GRATIFICATION WITH WHICH THE CITIZENS OF LONDON REGARD THE UNION OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH K.G. WITH THE IMPERIAL HIGHNESS THE GRAND DUCHESS MARIE ALEXANDROVNA OF RUSSIA 12 MARCH 1874'. The arms are the Royal arms of the United Kingdom with a label of different and the Royal arms of Russia, for Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh K.G. (1844-1900), later Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, second son of Queen Victoria, and his wife Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna (1853–1920), daughter of Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, Provenance Presented to Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh K.G. (1844-1900), later Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, second son of Queen Victoria, and his wife Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh (1853–1920), daughter of Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, by the Corporation of the City of London, in commemoration of their marriage, at a banquet held at the Mansion House in the City of London on 11 May 1875, then by descent to their daughter, Princess Marie of Edinburgh (1875-1938), wife of Prince Ferdinand of Romania, later King Ferdinand I (1865-1927), later Queen of Romania, then by descent to their third daughter, Princess Ileana of Romania (1909-1991), wife of Archduke Anton of Austria (1901-1987), Princess Ileana of Romania; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 29 January 1955, lot 34, $2,700. Therese K. Lownes Noble (1877-1970) of Providence, Rhode Island, widow of Edgar John Lownes (1871-1924) and Dr Eugene Allan Noble (1865-1948), The Estate of the Late Mrs Eugene A. Noble; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 13 December 1973, lot 70 ($36,000).

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: The Exceptional Sale
Auktionsdatum: 29.10.2019
Adresse: Christie's
New York