The Colman 'Armada' silver-gilt presentation service,
by Walter H Willson, London 1937,
a large footed salver/tazza,
4 Armada dishes,
4 slightly smaller examples,
8 capstan salt cellars,
2 mustard pots and spoons, and
8 salt spoons,
approximately 533ozt overall,
all fitted inside a wooden carrying trunk,
with side handles, the inside with a trade label inscribed 'Walter H. Willson Ltd., incorporating Rossi of Norwich, 28 King Street, St. James's', engraved to the underside of the tray 'The service, comprising 9 dishes, 8 candlesticks, 8 salts and two mustard pots, is presented to Russell James Colman Esquire and Mrs Colman on the occasion of their Golden Wedding, 20th June 1938 by their friends and admirers in the County of Norfolk and the City of Norwich',
71cm wide overall
43cm high (38)
Provenance: The residual contents of Bixley Manor by instruction of the executors of Sir Timothy Colman KG.
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We are delighted to present ninety lots of fine antique silver, traditional antiques, and works of art that furnished both the interior and the grounds of Bixley Manor, the home to one of East Anglia’s best-known families for almost 150 years, most recently businessman Sir Timothy James Alan Colman (1929-2021) and his wife Lady Mary Colman (née Bowes-Lyon), niece of the Queen Mother.
Sold for £10,000
In very good order. Minor surface scratches to wooden trunk.
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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale, Tue, 14th Jun 2022
Sworders’ quarterly curated Fine Interiors sales offer stylish period and modern furnishings, decorative antiques, and important works of art, fusing traditional British and Continental antiques with eclectic works of art from Europe and further afield. With a focus on quality, rarity and style, they appeal to the discerning modern buyer whose taste and appreciation stretch far beyond the high street.
Highlights from our June sale will include pieces from several notable British estates, including the collection of Camden Passage antique dealer, Gordon Gridley, the residual contents of Bixley Manor, home of Sir Timothy Colman KG, and The Paolo Moschino Edit, a selection of pieces from the award-winning interior designer's Antique & Vintage collection.
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Thu 26 May, 10.30am - 4pm
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