Two (2) English sterling silver salvers, including one (1) Birmingham sterling silver salver having a scalloped and beaded border, the marks for KE & Company and date letter for 1860, 9 5/8" dia.; and one (1) Sheffield sterling silver footed presentation salver having a shaped rim, maker's marks for James Dixson & Sons, date letter for 1860 and engraved inscription reading "Tom & Janet Wheelock from Sir William and Lady Baird/1936". 10" dia. 36.150 total troy ounces for both. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction, including an archive containing receipts for furnishings for Bunker Hill. CONDITION: Both overall good condition with general use wear.
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