Lot 96 (SILVER AND JEWELLERY, 5th July 2016)

A Victorian silver centrepiece

A Victorian silver centrepiece,
by Messrs Barnard & Co., London 1845,
depicting an Arab selling his horse to a Persian beneath a palm tree with detachable bowl above, of fluted circular form terminating in a leafy rim, with leaf and scroll, decoration to lower section, all on a naturalistic base with foliate scroll and shell borders, with presentation inscription*,
approximately 154.4oz, 47.5cm high

*Inscribed: 'Presented to Thomas Boumphrey Esq., London Manager of The National, Steamship Company Limited, by his staff on his acceptance of the post of General Manager of the Cunard Steamship Company Limited'.

We would like to thank John Fallon for his help in cataloguing this lot.

Sold for £7,100

Condition report
Horse probably missing leads? etc.
Bolts of horse missing.
The bowl with dents to centre.
Approximately 1.5cm split to one leaf at top of palm tree section where bowl screws on.
Palm tree slightly bent, and some leaves split.
Dents and, scratching.