FINE PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER BUTTER ESCALLOP SHELLS
London, Robert Makepeace, 1772
(More images forthcoming tomorrow)
Each of escallop shell form, the pierced flat handle with scrolling foliate rims overscrolled with wheat-husk festooning
and centering a raised oval suspended medallion crested with a lion passant, raised on three whelk feet
Condition : Excellent, with several minor pin-point sized dents to one shell; expected minor surface wear;
good marks to each with very slight rubbing
6.5” Long x 5” Wide / 6.8 oz.
Also See :
Samuel Strahan, London, 1808-9
Robert Makepeace & Richard Carter, 1776
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Fine Pair of George III Silver Butter Escallop Shells, Robert Makepeace, London, 1772, with pierced and crested handle