23rd February 2011
A pair of Arts and Crafts silver salts with hammered decoration, each of circular form with beaded rim on a flared circular foot, set with five oval chrysoprase cabochons, London 1900 by Charles Robert Ashbee, height approx 5cm (one with green glass liner). 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: £1,700
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