Important South African Paintings, Furniture, Silver and Ceramics

Live Auction, 11 October 2010

Session One
  • A Victorian silver salver, Daniel and Charles Houle, London, 1845


Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 20 000

About this Item

A Victorian silver salver, Daniel and Charles Houle, London, 1845

circular, the wavy rim with shell decoration, the body chased with scrolling foliage enclosing the inscription "AT A COURT OF THE HONOURABLE THE IRISH SOCIETY, held on Tuesday the 10th day of February 1846. IT WAS RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY That the cordial thanks of his Honourable Society be presented to THOMAS HENRY HALL ESQ DEPUTY GOVERNOR, for the highly efficient manner in which he has discharged ALL THE IMPORTANT DUTIES OF THAT OFFICE, for the valuable assistance afforded to the Society by the sound judgement and discrimination displayed by him when visiting their Estates, in promoting and extending the Improvements which now so Honourably distinguish THE PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE SOCIETY, for his zeal and ability in the management and deliberations of the Society AND FOR HIS COURTEOUS DEMEANOUR TO ALL HIS COLLEAGUES. That while this Court will long retain a gratifying rememberance of his Services, he will recollect with equal satisfaction that during his year of Office the Supreme Court of appeal of this Country by their Solemn Judgement secured to this Society the uncontrolled management of their Estates to which they can always point as the best evidence of the faithful discharge of their deeply important trusts. John E Davies Snr ", on three shell and scroll feet, 1860g, 43cm diameter

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