Description: the pierced and chased trellis sides with embellished foliate rims and handles, the base later chased with a hunting scene depicting hounds attacking a stag in woodland, in the manner of Edward Farrell, later engraved with a Duke's coronet opposite the cypher 'AF' and a marquis' coronet opposite the initial 'B'
Dimensions: 42.5cm., 16 3/4 in. over handles
Condition Report: Hallmarks distorted and difficult to decipher within later chasing. The whole later re-gilded. Otherwise good condition.
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Provenance: Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843)
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