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  • Featuring Fine Silver andthe Michael Howard Theater Collection

    European Furniture & Decorative Arts

    Sale 2615B October 6, 2012 Boston

  • European Furniture & Decorative Arts

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    cover: 574; frontispiece: 300; back cover: 509

    Auction Information

    Auction 2615B Saturday, October 610AM63 Park PlazaBoston, MA

    Stuart SlavidDepartment Director508.970.3278

    Absentee Bidding

    T: 617.874.4318F: 617.350.5429


    Leah Kingman508.970.3289

    Stephanie Opolski508.970.3282



    Thursday, October 412 to 5PM

    Friday, October 5 12 to 8PM

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  • Table of Contents

    1 Auction & Specialist Information

    2 Web Site & Online Bidding

    4 Glossary of Terms

    5 Lots 1-926

    154 Conditions of Sale

    155 Absentee Bid Form

    156 Company Directors & Specialty Departments

    157 Administrative Staff & Client Services

    158 Map & Driving Directions

    159 Catalog Subscription Form

    Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale.

    Please refer to page 154 of this catalog for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.

    Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2012

    All rights reserved

    MA/Lic. #2304

  • 4All items in this catalogue are described according to the following table of terminology. Please note that all statements in this catalogue as to Authorship, Period, and Origin, are qualified statements subject to the Conditions of Sale.

    Authorship will be described in the following ways:

    John Joseph EnnekingIn our judgment, the work is by the artist.

    Attributed to John Joseph Enneking In our judgment, the work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but leaves some question as to actual authorship.

    School of John Joseph Enneking In our judgment, a work of an unknown follower executed in the style of the artist and contemporary in period.

    Manner of John Joseph EnnekingIn our judgment, a work executed in the style of the artist by an unknown hand and probably from a later period.

    After John Joseph EnnekingIn our judgment, an intended copy of the work of the artist.

    American School, 19th CenturyIn our judgment, the work of an unknown hand that can only be identified as to period and culture.

    Other terms:

    Bears SignatureIn our judgment, the signature not of the artist. This term is generally used separately, or together with a description of the work as attributed to, school of, manner of, or after the artist.

    Glossary of Terms

  • FineSilver Lots 1-442

  • 1James II Silver Two-handled Cup, London, 1688-89, indistinct makers mark, with an engraved image of an archer Charles Dakeyne Capt:Aprill:23:1690 and a heraldic motif to the reverse, ht. 3, wd. 5 3/4 in., approx. 4.2 troy oz.$500-700

    2Four Pieces of Georgian Silver, each London: a butter warmer, 1735-36, John Gamon, maker, with squat bulbous body and turned wood handle, body ht. 2 1/10; a low bowl, 1770, makers mark TH, with scalloped edges, dia. 8 3/4; a milk jug, 1795-96, Henry Greenway, maker, with domed and hinged lid topped by an urn-form finial, body engraved with a motto and serpent, on a spreading foot, with a wood handle, ht. 7 1/4; and a covered, double-handled, barrel-form cream jug, with rubbed date mark, Solomon Hougham, maker, ht. 3 1/4 in., approx. 36.4 total troy oz.$1,000-1,500

    3George II Sterling Silver Sauceboat, 1741, makers mark S, with scrolled handle, acid-etched rocaille decoration to body, raised on three spade feet, approx. 9.8 troy oz.$400-600

    4Harlequin Pair of Georgian Silver Candlesticks, London, one 1749, John Cafe, maker, the other 1770, Ebenezer Coker, maker, each with removable nozzle over knopped-baluster-form and quatrefoil foot, ht. 8 1/4 in., approx. 35.4 troy oz.$600-800

    5Kettle on Stand, London, 1750, John Swift, maker, kettle with rocaille engraving to body with heraldic shield to center, scrolled and wicker-wrapped handle joined by asymmetrical motif; stand with engraving to rim and pierced foliate arabesques on scrolled cabriole legs with splayed feet, ht. 12 1/2 in., approx. 59.6 troy oz.$1,500-2,500

    6George II Silver Chamberstick, London, 1751-52, makers mark I (star) M within a shaped cartouche, of typical form, with reticulated stem, armorial to drip tray, and associated snuffer, ht. 3 1/2 in., approx. 12.8 troy oz.$300-500

    7Set of Four English Sterling Silver Fruit Servers, London, 1752, makers mark EO, each with scalloped gold-washed bowl decorated with repouss fruits and engraved foliate motifs, stem also with engraved foliate motif, lg. 8 1/16 in., approx. 9.1 troy oz. in a fitted case.$300-500

    8English Sterling Silver Coffeepot, London, 1756, William Shaw II and William Preist, makers, tall form with an acorn-shaped finial and wood handle, ht. 9 1/2 in., approx. 24.7 troy oz.$500-700

    9Large Irish Silver Spoon, Dublin, mid to late 18th century, Michael Keating, maker, with armorial to terminal, monogram CIM to drop, lg. 12 in., approx. 3.5 troy oz.$200-250

    10Irish Silver and Parcel-gilt Covered Bowl, Dublin, date cipher P possibly for 1763, cover with turned finial and engraved heraldic motif, bowl also with the same motif on a flared base, ht. 3 1/2, dia. 4 in., approx. 5.2 troy oz.$500-700

    11Pair of Sterling Silver Covered Sauce Tureens, London, 1770, Sebastian and James Crespell, maker, berry finial to shaped cover with armorial engraving; two-handled tureen also with engraved armorial and motto, raised on four scrolled feet, ht. 4 1/2, wd. 8 1/4 in., approx. 43.4 troy oz.$1,800-2,200

    12Four George III Silver Meat Plates, London, 1818, Robert Hennell, maker, each with gadrooned border interspersed with shell and acanthus decoration, and monogrammed rim, dia. 10 in., approx. 98.3 troy oz.$2,000-4,000

    13Three Sterling Silver Punch Cups, London, late 18th century, a pair with gold-washed bowls, 1769, makers mark CW, ht. 3 1/4; and another with gold washed bowl, 1768, makers mark FG, with engraved monogram W W and two roosters to side, ht. 2 2/3 in., approx. 9.8 troy oz. total$300-400

    14George III Sterling Silver Basket, London, 1773, Robert Hennell I, maker, with a reeded rim and handle, on a flared foot, with an engraved armorial to the body, wd. 6 in., approx. 8 troy oz.$500-700

    15English Silver Sugar Basket, London, 1774, makers mark WV, pierced basket with a scrolled swing handle, decorated allover with doves seated on pendant floral garlands tied by ribbons, on a flared circular foot and with a cobalt glass liner, ht. 6 1/2 in., approx. 6.2 troy oz.$500-700

    16George III Silver Coffeepot, London, 1775, makers mark OP, the hinged and domed lid topped by a finial, over urn-form body with fluted neck, decorated with laurel garlands hung from roundels, on square stepped base and four ball feet, with wood handle, ht. 12 7/8 in., approx. 30.4 troy oz.$700-900

    17Set of Four English Salts, London, late 18th century, markers marks EW, each of a circular form with slightly flared and tapered rims on three splayed feet with monogram M.I.A, dia. 2 1/2 in., approx. total 8.6 troy oz.$300-500

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  • 18Pair of English Silver Sauceboats, London, 1775-76, makers mark rubbed, each with gadrooned rim and scrolled handle, with armorial to body, on foot with further gadrooning, lg. 9 in., approx. 38.4 troy oz.$4,000-6,000

    19Three Silver Salvers, one made in London, 1777, John Crouch I and Thomas Hannam, maker, with engraved armorial to center on three spade feet, impressed marks, dia. 6 1/4; another made by Howard & Co., New Yor