23rd February 2011
An Arts and Crafts silver caster with hammered decoration, the pierced dome top above a pair of loop handles, the cylindrical body decorated in relief with two stylized flower stems set with oval green cabochons, on a spreading base, Birmingham 1906 by A.E. Jones, height approx 12.3cm. Provenance: Arthur Currer Briggs (1855-1906), Mayor of the City of Leeds (1903-04) and Alderman of the City of Leeds (1904-06), thence by direct family descent to the present owner. Note: a memorial to Arthur Currer Briggs, designed by Sir William Hamo Thornycroft, was erected in Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds, in 1908 and is now a Grade II listed structure.
Hammer price: £750
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