21st Jun, 2023 10:00

Silver & Objects of Vertu, including the Taylor collection of Indian colonial silver

Lot 477

A James II sterling silver twin handled covered porringer, London 1688 by Benjamin Pyne

A James II sterling silver twin handled covered porringer, London 1688 by Benjamin Pyne

Of rounded circular form upon a spreading circular foot with a lobed rim, the twin C scroll handles with applied ball and disc decoration. The pull off domed lid with an incised edge rising to a spirally fluted terrace surmounted by a vase form finial with lobed decoration and an inverted baluster knop. The body with half gently spiral fluing, engraved with an early 19th century impaled coat of arms within a C scroll cartouche reserved with foliage surmounted by a crest of griffin segregant. Fully marked to the right of handle and to the bezel of the lid.

Length – 27.5 cm / 10.5 inches

Weight – 1204 grams / 38.71 ozt

The crest is for Sykes

The arms are for Sykes impaling Lumsdaine

for The Rev Edwin Sandys (1785-1871) of The Rectory, Upper Hardes and Blanerne House, Berwickshire who married on the14th November 1816 Mary Lilias Lumsdaine (1784-1864).

Edwin was the second son of Edwin Humphrey Sandys of Northbourne, Kent (1750-1831) and his wife Helen Chick (1757-1833). Mary was the daughter and eventual heiress of William Lumsdaine of that Ilk and Blanerne in the County of Berwickshire and his wife, Ann Gordon. Upon Mary’s succession to the family estates of Lumsdaine, Blanerne and Innergellie on the death of her brother, William Lumsdaine of Rennyhill and Innergellie in the County of Fifeshire (1792-1830), Edwin adopted the surname of Lumsdaine in addition to that of Sandys becoming Edwin Sandys-Lumsdaine.

Sold for £6,250

Includes Buyer's Premium


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