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14-piece Toilet Service

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14-piece toilet service, comprising a looking glass, ewer and basin, pair of glove trays, pair of scent bottles, pair of bowls and covers, pair of oblong boxes and covers, pair of square boxes and covers, and an oblong pin cushion. All engraved with the initial D under a ducal coronet. The...

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Marks

20th-century French control mark

Provenance

Made for Elizabeth, Duchess of Dorset (d. 1768); 1768, after her death bequeathed to her daughter, Caroline, wife of Joseph Damer, Lord Milton (d. 1775); 1775, after her death, bequeathed to her brother Lord George Sackville, 1st Viscount Sackville (1715-85), or to his wife; by descent within Sackville family to William Bruce Stopford-Sackville, Drayton House, Northamptonshire. 1959, Thomas Lumley Ltd, London. Antenor Patiño; October 28, 1986, sold by Antenor Patiño at Christie's, New York, lot 12. Spink & Son Ltd, London; by 1996, most probably sold by Spink & Son to 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, about 1750

Dimensions

Overall (looking glass): 69 cm (27 3/16 in.) Overall (ewer): 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.) Overall (basin): 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.) Overall (glove trays): 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.) Overall (scent bottles): 17 cm (6 11/16 in.) Overall (bowls with covers): 12 cm (4 3/4 in.) Overall (oblong boxes and covers): 17 cm (6 11/16 in.) Overall (square boxes and covers): 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.) Overall (oblong pin cushion): 20 cm (7 7/8 in.) Weight without scent bottles and looking glass: 221 oz (6873g)

Accession Number

2001.132.1-14

Medium or Technique

Sterling silver, gilt, cut glass, silk, walnut

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver