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Robert Garrard II (1793 - 1881) An Exceptional Pair of George IV Marine Sauceboats

Silver Gilt
London, 1820
Maker's mark of Robert Garrard II 
The detachable liners are marked by Sebastian Crespell II

Description

Each one is shaped as an oval vessel that rests on a base of dolphins and shellwork. The handles are formed as Venus, narcissistically admiring her reflection in a hand mirror, and Adonis, who stares at his companion in a pensive pose. The detachable liners are marked by Sebastian Crespell II. 

Modelled after the pair in the Royal Collection (RCIN 51271) made in 1743-44 by Nicholas Sprimont for Frederick Prince of Wales.
 

An Exceptional Pair of George IV Marine Sauceboats (1793 - 1881) Reference: DT22.43.8