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Lot 785: A LARGE VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT EWER, C. T. & G. FOX, LONDON, 1845, PROBABLY RETAILED BY LAMBERT & RAWLINGS OF COVENTRY STREET |
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: in 17th Century baroque style, richly chased bauster body rising to a shell-shaped lip and demi-lion handle
Marks and overall condition good; the body leans a little, probably because the stem is a little bent, the cartouche probably with erasure, gilding rubbed at high spots and probably later, large impressive size.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Ross S. Sterling (1875-1949), Governor of Texas, 1931-33, founder of Humble Oil and Refining Co.; bequeathed to his daughter,
Mildred Sterling who in 1925 married the architect, Wyatt C. Hedrick (1888-1964), and thence to their daughter,
Jean Hedrick Darden (d. 2012)
Dimensions: height 26 1/4 in.