A set of twelve late 17th century silver handled knives Maker's mark rubbed where present, circa 1690  (18)
Lot 35
A set of twelve late 17th century silver handled knives Maker's mark rubbed where present, circa 1690 (18)
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,716) inc. premium

Lot Details
A set of twelve late 17th century silver handled knives Maker's mark rubbed where present, circa 1690  (18)
A set of twelve late 17th century silver handled knives
Maker's mark rubbed where present, circa 1690
The silver handles of 'canon' form, each with arms seal engraved to the ends, six with modern replacement blades, the original blades present. (18)

Footnotes

  • Both shields are for Henry Neale and his wife Anna Maria Hanbury of Freckenham, Suffolk. Henry Neale bought Allesley Park, near Coventry, Warwickshire in 1692 and in due course served as MP for Coventry.

    The shield with the lion in the left half and the diagonal bands in the right half suggest that Anna Neale had brothers and/or a father alive at the time the knife terminals were made.

    The shield bearing diagonal bands on an inner shield mean that Anna's father and any brothers were no longer alive and that she has become her late father's heiress.

    Provenance:
    Sothebys, London, 19th November, 1964, Lot 54, £260 to How (Of Edinburgh Ltd).

    How (Of Edinburgh Ltd), London, 30th November 1964, £286 to The Earl of Perth (receipt available).
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