Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver | 29 November 2017
A Continental silver table centre bowl or jardiniere
Sold for £3100
A Continental silver table centre bowl or jardiniere, import marked for London 1895, sponsor's mark of James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler, oval with a broad, shaped and part gadrooned rim, the central cherub's heads framed by scrolls and with pendant cartouches, twin lion mask and ring handles with applied fruiting swags between, the lower bowl lobed, a formal foliate band to the apron, on four scroll and paw supports on pad feet, presentation engraved, 46.5cm (18in) long, 3067g (98.6 oz)
The presentation reads Presented to Mrs Barrie of Airlie Park, West Ferry on the occasion of the presentation by the citizens of Dundee to Ex-Lord Provost Barrie of his portrait 12th November 1907 . Sir Charles Barrie
Sir Charles Barrie (1840-1921), Lord Provost of Dundee (1902-1905). The portrait mentioned was painted by James Guthrie (1859-1930) and is now in Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection. He was a ship-owner and retired in 1915 and most of the fleet was sold, to Cunard and to the Furness Line. His son, Charles C. C. Barrie (later MP for the Elgin Burghs) took over the firm, as an agency business, with only a brief return to ship owning between 1921 and 1923. In 1919 he was knighted and died in 1921.
Marks are clear, wobbles when stood, engraving is crisp, chased decoration is good, light scratches and wear commensurate with age and use.
Wednesday 29 November 2017, 10.00am
Sunday 26 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 27 November
9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 28 November
9am - 4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am