An impressive pair of George IV silver two-handled wine coolers, by William Eley (third mark), London 1827,  (2)
Lot 273
An impressive pair of George IV silver two-handled wine coolers, by William Eley (third mark), London 1827, (2)
Sold for £48,000 (US$ 80,679) inc. premium
Lot Details
An impressive pair of George IV silver two-handled wine coolers,
by William Eley (third mark), London 1827,
of campana form, the applied and cast handles formed as entwined scrolls which continue into the girdle and terminate in elaborate scrolling acanthus leaves, the lower section chased with swirling acanthus leaves, again repeated on the spread base which is also chased with a continuous band of acorns and oak leaves, the detachable rim are fixed with a cast border of trailing fruiting vine tendrils with frosted leaves, fitted with plain silver liners, engraved with a coat of arms and motto, height 29cm, weight 313.65oz. (2)

Footnotes

  • The arms are those of POWELL impaling CRAWLEY quartering CONMELL, WILLINGTON and SMITH.
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