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Lot 815: A VICTORIAN PARCEL-GILT RENAISSANCE STYLE DESSERT FLATWARE SERVICE, JOHN ALDWINCKLE & JAMES SLATER, LONDON, 1883 |
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
the parcel-gilt handles cast with foliage and flowers, with Minerva head finial, the spoons with monogrammed bowls JAC, comprising:
24 dessert knives
24 dessert forks
24 dessert spoons
24 cheese knives
24 sorbet spoons
8 berry spoons
2 sugar sifters
1 cream ladle
131 pieces, in a fitted wood case with brass plaque engraved Jean et Arghico Costi, interior with retailer's card for Stephen, Smith & Son, London
good condition with light signs of wear, the case has 3 gaps- 1 for an extra fruit knife and 2 small rectangular spaces for hollow-ware objects?
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