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Table Service, comprising 24 tablespoons, 24 table forks, 24 table knives, in 2 cases

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Marks

The spoons struck on the backs of the bowls with hallmark (lion passant); ten also struck with maker's mark. The forks struck on the back of the tines with hallmark (lion passant); nine also struck with maker's mark. Eleven of the knives struck at the top of the handles with hallmark (lion passnat); two with traces of maker's mark. The knife case mounts struck with hallmark (lion passant) and with maker's mark of CL (unidentified);t he spoon and fork case mounts struck with hallmark (lion passant); the lock plate and one handle plate with maker's mark of CL (unidentified). All components and mounts also struck with Dutch mark of old work of Dutch origin 1853-1927 (an axe), and with post-1953 Dutch control marks.

Provenance

December 13, 1992, sold by an anonymous owner at Christie's, Amsterdam, lot 1054, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund

English (London), about 1750

Dimensions

Overall (knives): 27.7 x 3.8 cm (10 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.) Weight (spoons): 72 oz 10 dwt (2266 g) Weight (forks): 73 oz (2274 g)

Accession Number

2001.71.1-74

Medium or Technique

Sterling silver, steel; cases: walnut, oilcloth

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver