Five (5) English Sterling Silver Items: Caster, taper candlestick, teapot and salt cellars. 1st & 2nd items: Pair of Georgian gilt silver salt cellars with grapevine and Bacchus mask repousse decoration to the bodies, gadrooned rims and three curved legs and shell feet, with an overall gilt wash. City marks for London, date marks for 1802, illegible maker's mark "K or N M" and engraved armorial to the bases. 2 3/8" H x 3 3/4" dia. 17.440 troy ounces. 3rd item: Sterling silver sugar castor, maker's marks for William Suckling Ltd., Sheffield, and date marks for 1923. 6 3/4" H. 7.080 troy ounces. 4th item: Sterling silver teapot, round body with engraved and chased decoration, wood finial and handle. Maker's marks for Cooper Bros. Sheffield and date marks for 1894. 4 1/2" H x 9" dia. 10.440 troy ounces. 5th item: Sterling taper candlestick and snuffer with figural dragon handle, likely originally part of an inkwell, maker's marks for John Angell and Joseph Angell, London, and date marks for 1832. 2 3/4" H x 3 1/4" dia. 3.500 troy ounces. 38.46 total 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: All pieces overall good condition with light general wear.
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