Description: handle with a peacock, the reverse engraved with accolé coats-of-arms
Dimensions: length 14 in.
Condition Report: good condition
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Exhibited: New York, Christie's, Antiquity Revisited: English and French Silver-Gilt from the Collection of Audrey Love, September 1997 San Marino, Huntington Art Gallery, November 1998 - January 1999
Literature: This ladle appears to be one of a pair listed in the 1817 Odiot account as "2id [i.e.cuillers] á l'oille id [? richée brunie] 24fr."
Provenance: Count Nikolai Demidoff (1773-1828);
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Anatole Demidoff, Prince of San Donato (1812-1870), probably until circa 1863
Charles Frederick Hancock, London, 1863;
Count Alfred de la Chapelle, Seigneur of Morton and Beaulieu, Périgord (1830-1914)
An English Gentleman of Title, the Anderson Galleries, New York, 15 December, 1928, either lot 71 or 72;
Collection of Audrey Love, New York, sold Christie's, New York, 19 October 2004, lot 137