November 10, 2021 11:00 EST

American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

 
  Lot 89
 

89

A silver sauce boat
William Hollingshead, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1770

Scalloped rim, scrolled handle, on shell-form feet, the body engraved with monogram "NJR," marked twice to underside.

H: 4 1/2 in. W: 4 in. L: 8 in., Weight: 12.905 oz. t.

Provenance

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, January 31 - February 3, 1979, lot 103
Iris Schwartz Collection
Sotheby's, New York, The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver, January 20, 2017, lot 3224
Jonathan Trace, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 5, 2017
A private New Jersey collection.

Sold for $5,670
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000


 

Scalloped rim, scrolled handle, on shell-form feet, the body engraved with monogram "NJR," marked twice to underside.

H: 4 1/2 in. W: 4 in. L: 8 in., Weight: 12.905 oz. t.

Provenance

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, January 31 - February 3, 1979, lot 103
Iris Schwartz Collection
Sotheby's, New York, The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver, January 20, 2017, lot 3224
Jonathan Trace, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 5, 2017
A private New Jersey collection.

Note

The monogram initials likely stand for Nathaniel Ramsay, who was a lawyer turned military colonel during the American Revolution, serving under George Washington. He lived in Baltimore, Maryland, and later was a Congressman in 1786-1787. See Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. V, p. 166-67.

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