Lot 844
Mortimer & Hunt Victorian Silver Sauce Boat
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
London (1842) hallmarks, maker's mark for John Mortimer & John Samuel Hunt, oval form raised on three cast and applied scroll feet with rocaille decoration, the sides with chased and engraved Rococo style decoration, the handle formed as a horse rampant regardant on foliate scroll support, the front with an engraved mirror cipher beneath a king's crown.

6.75 in.

24.95 troy oz.

Estate of Marilyn Wright Mitchell, Bel Air, CA

This form was first used by Paul Storr as early as 1812, it was then copied by Robert Garrard in 1818. Three sauce boats of this same form have sold at auction, the first at Sotheby's, London, June 6, 1996, lot 403; and a pair at Christie's, New York, April 16, 1999, lot 266. Two other sauceboats of this same form, but with a lion rampant handle by J. S. Hunt sold at Christie's, April 22, 1993, lot 278 and another at Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches, October 24, 2011, lot 91.

Minor light scratches.

$4,000 - 6,000