Lot 5. A Dutch Delft polychrome ewer, Circa 1720; 23cm. high; 9 in. Estimate: 300 - 500 GBP. Lot sold: 1,134 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.
of silver shape, the fluted body painted with winged masks suspending pendant swags of wreaths between borders of flowers.
Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton.
Note: The present lot appears in a 19th century photograph of the hall at Easton Park, Suffolk. The English estate of the Dukes of Hamilton. It is displayed on an oak cabinet commissioned for William Beckford (1760-1844). Some of Beckford's collection was sent to Easton Park as well as Hamilton Palace by his daughter Susan Euphemia, Duchess of Hamilton (1786-1859). It is possible that this jug formed a part of that Beckford group sent to Easton by Susan.
The present lot is possibly that photographed on a side table in the Drawing Room at Brodick Castle, circa 1950.
Sotheby's. Royal & Noble. London, 7 January 2021