A Swedish Royal presentation engraved glass bowl and cover
Lot 230
A Swedish Royal presentation engraved glass bowl and cover
Sold for £1,187 (US$ 1,924) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Swedish Royal presentation engraved glass bowl and cover A Swedish Royal presentation engraved glass bowl and cover
A Swedish Royal presentation engraved glass bowl and cover
Etched all over from the exterior with bacchanalian figures and scrolling foliage, the base inscribed 'From the Royal Swedish Government to the Honourable Sir Eric Drummond, 1924', the cover with further scrolling foliate designs, a coat of arms and a stylised flame finial, (the rim of the bowl chipped), 33cm high

Footnotes

  • Sir Eric Drummond, later 16th Earl of Perth, was the first secretary general at The League of Nations. For further information please refer to the introduction to this catalogue.

    The proceeds from the sale of this lot are to be donated to The
    Innerpeffray Library.

    The Innerpeffray Library (Scottish charity: SCO 013843) was founded by
    David Drummond, 3rd Lord Madderty, in 1680 as Scotland's first lending
    library. It is no longer a lending library, but the Library's
    fascinating collection of historic books, housed in a Georgian building
    beside the beautiful collegiate church of Innerpeffray Chapel, is open
    to the public and is one of Perthshire's least known but most charming
    historic attractions. www.innerpeffraylibrary.co.uk

Saleroom notices

  • The base of the bowl is signed Simon Gate Orrefors 1924
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