17th Oct, 2017 10:00 EDT

Silver & Russian Works of Art

 
  Lot 30
 

30

A Continental silver-gilt snuffbox
apparently unmarked, likely Dutch or French, circa 1740

Of cartouche form with fluted sides, the cover chased with a scene of a lady and gentleman attending to two dying warriors on textured ground, and a rural landscape with sheep to base, with shell and scroll border.

W: 2 7/8 in.

Provenance: Christie's London, December 9, 2012, "Harewood, Collecting in the Royal Tradition (The Attic Sale)," lot 1020A (sold for £625 [$1002] including premium).
Property of a New York silver collector.

Estimated at $600 - $800


 

Of cartouche form with fluted sides, the cover chased with a scene of a lady and gentleman attending to two dying warriors on textured ground, and a rural landscape with sheep to base, with shell and scroll border.

Provenance: Christie's London, December 9, 2012, "Harewood, Collecting in the Royal Tradition (The Attic Sale)," lot 1020A (sold for £625 [$1002] including premium).
Property of a New York silver collector.

The title of Earl of Harewood was created in 1812 for Edward Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood, a noted sugar plantation owner and trader. He was created Baron Harewood, of Harewood in the County of York, in 1796, in the Peerage of Great Britain, and was made Viscount Lascelles at the same time as he was given the earldom. The viscountcy is used as the courtesy title by the heir apparent to the earldom.

In 1922, the 6th earl married HRH Princess Mary the Princess Royal, the only daughter of HM King George V, creating a Royal connection which exists to this day. The present and 8th Earl of Harewood is a first cousin once removed of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

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