Arts Council England has received notifications of sale for the following items which have previously been exempted from capital taxation. Please note that the price given is intended as a rough guide only, and does not constitute an offer to sell at this price. The practice of the auction houses is usually to pitch this at their high auction estimate or, sometimes, even higher.
1) An Elizabeth I Silver-mounted Sussex marble tankard
maker's mark 'A BIRD', attributed to Affabel Partridge, London, 1575
cast foot and neck mounts, handle, finial and pierced thumbpiece, the hinged lid chased with masks, fruit, strapwork and other motifs, the underside of the foot mount engraved with an inscription and pricked with the date 1736, in fitted
fishskin case with green velvet lining, circa 1736/37
23.7cm., 9¼ in. height
The inscription reads: 'EX DONO DÑI IOHA IS DUTTON BARONET'
The Dutton family of Sherborne, Gloucestershire: probably Thomas Dutton (1507-1581), Surveyor of Monastic Lands in Gloucestershire, and thence by descent through Sir John Dutton, 2nd Bt (1684-1743) and his great nephew James Dutton, 1st Baron Sherborne (1744-1820) to the present owner
Queen Charlotte's Loan Exhibition of Old Silver, Seaford House, London, 1929, no. 60
Guide price: £2,400,000
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