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Tuesday 14 Apr, 2015 - 10.00am

A good Charles II silver gilt circular two-handled porringer and cover, the bulbous body with cast handles with female head finials, the slightly domed cover with turned finial, the whole boldly embossed and chased with a lion, dragon and bold floral ornament, 7ins high x 6.5ins diameter, both bearing hallmarks for London 1669, maker's mark D.C. over rosette in shield shaped reserve (see Charles Jackson - "English Goldsmiths and their Marks", Macmillan & Co, London 1921, page 132 (weight 21.75ozs) (gilding probably of a later date) Provenance : Sir Philip and Lady Haldin, formerly of Lympne Place, Lympne, Hythe, Kent and thence by family descent

Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 Sold for £4,600

Plus buyers premium of 24% ยป