Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

LUXE: Fine Art & Branded Luxury, Summer 2020

Thu, Aug 20, 2020 12:00PM EDT
Lot 53a

John S. Hunt 7 Piece Victorian Sterling Silver Tea & Coffee Set

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$200,000 $25,000
Set is comprised of teapot, coffee pot, kettle with lampstand and separate lamp holder, hot water jug, creamer, sugar and double-handled tray.

Per the Sotheby Parke-Bernet catalog, "This, and the following three lots are stated to have been a present from Queen Victoria to Prince Belosselsky-Belozersky in 1853 on the occasion of his marriage to a German Bride." Lot is accompanied by documentation including the original invoice issued by Sotheby Parke-Bernet (Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc.) New York, dated 11.23.1971, copies of the relevant pages of the auction catalog, insurance letter dated 1.24.1972, and related correspondence with Firestone and Parson Jewelers, Boston, Massachusetts between 2005-2007. Provenance: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York 11.23.1971 auction (sale 3273), lots 51 and 53 | Private Collection, Palm Beach, Florida.

Designer/Artist; Manufacturer: John S. Hunt London
Markings/Notes: JSH (Hunt & Roskell) hallmarks, Russian assay marks, four with Hunt & Roskell/Late, Storr & Mortimer imprints, each numbered: 3739, 3740, 3741, 3746, 3748, 5465; 1849/51
Country of Origin & Materials: English; sterling silver, other
Dimensions (H,W,D): 509.13 Troy Ounces total weight
overall very good, light tarnish, minor surface scratches, lamp holder with a few small dings, sugar with a few tiny dings, one vessel with slightly offset finial, refinished at time of purchase