2 Sterling and 5 Silverplate Items, incl. Christofle. 1st item: Towle sterling water dipper, #5014, having a gilt wash bowl and wood handle. Marked on the base. 1 3/4" H x 7 5/8" L. 6.655 troy ounces. 2nd item: Sterling and cut glass frame, photo opening for a 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" photo. Marked Sterling upper back center. 14" H x 12" W overall. 3rd item: Silver on copper hand hammered hot water or milk pitcher, not marked, with a 1787 George III Shilling inset into the top. Coin may pre-date the pitcher. 5 1/2" H x 7" W. 4th item: Christofle silverplate two-handled souvenir trophy cup from a cruise ship, engraved "S.S. Ile de France/Deck Tennis Tournament". Marked on the top of the base. 6 5/8" H. Circa 1910. 5th & 6th items: Two (2) silverplate circular chambersticks with faux English hallmarks, having gadrooned edges and snuffers. 7 1/2" dia. 7th item: Silverplate frame with foliate decoration. Opening for 12 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W photo. 15" H x 12" W overall measurements. (6.655 weighable troy ounces) 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: One chamberstick missing lever and holder for snuffer. Silverplate frame feet with bending. All items overall general wear.
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