Decorative Arts Auction

June 0914, 2018
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET

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Lot 9

Victorian Silver-Gilt Wine Barrel, Benjamin Preston, London, 1862

Victorian Silver-Gilt Wine Barrel, Benjamin Preston, London, 1862
Lot 9 Details
Victorian Silver-Gilt Wine Barrel, Benjamin Preston, London, 1862

on plated stand, engraved on the front with a ducal coronet and cipher MC
height 13.8 in — 35 cm
63.7 oz. — 1980 grams

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $4,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


J.H. Bourdon-Smith, London, 1978


One or two very small dents are not significant; some wear to gilding; otherwise substantially in good condition; all well marked - on the collar, cover, strap and spigot


About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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