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Lot 921

Rare Early 19th Century Gilt Silver Ice Pail or Wine Cooler. This lovely piece from the last years of the reign of William IV, 1830-1837, has an overall height of 16 1/2 inches. The interlocking seashell design lid with an artichoke plant crown shows hallmarks for 1836. The shell motif continues at the top and base with leaf vines and grape bunches around the waist and interlocking twigs as side handles. Five hallmarks above one handle indicate this was completed in early 1837 as it utilizes the same William IV bust as seen on the lid. Quite possibly the same artisan worked on this piece from 1836 through early 1837, completing it prior to the accession of Queen Victoria. Maker's mark for the firm of Edward, John and William Barnard, and both the base and lid are additionally numbered "4979". There is light wear to the gilding from normal use and cleaning over its 170 year existence, but otherwise this charming and important piece is in very good condition.
Estimated Value $12,500 - 15,000.

Realized $12,075

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