The cylindrical bases decorated with strapwork and bosses, one boss with an engraved crest, the stems formed as two putti on a grassy knoll flanking an attenuated stem wrapped with grapevine, rising to an openwork basket with pendant grapes supporting removable crenelated glass bowls etched with running grapevine, marked to sides of bases
1778 in. (45.5 cm.) high
130 oz. (4,043 gr.) weighable silver
Acquired Marks Antiques, London, 1996.
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The coat-of-arms are those of Naylor, almost certainly for John Leighton (1813-1889), of Leighton Hall, County Montgomery. The estate was a wedding present to John Naylor from his uncle, the Liverpool banker Christopher Leyland. The house was rebuilt in the 1850s, with the interiors by Augustus Pugin’s designs and furnishings by Crace and Sons.

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