London, 1822, shaped rectangular form with gadroon and shell borders, swan taking flight finials, lid and interior of base with large heraldic device, marked "WE" for William Eley II or William Esterbrook, .925 fine, 290.61 oz. T. excluding silver plate bases, 5-1/2 x 12-3/4 x 9-1/2 in.; each with Old Sheffield plate stands and trays, scroll and shell handles and ivory bun feet, no monogram, marks for Thomas & James Creswick, 14-1/2 in. 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. total
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Provenance: Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art, sold to benefit the Decorative Arts Acquisition Fund
English silver pieces with matching marks, two lids with finial pushed in, two with lid bent; Old Sheffield plate pieces with dents and typical wear, ivory feet with cracks, all pieces accession marks