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Archived Catalogue from:

24th and 27th May 2011

This is Lot Number 1

A carved limestone font

Estimated Price:
£2,000 - £4,000

Hammer Price:
£3,400

14th/15th century
102cm.; 40ins high by 77cm.; 30ins wide

Removed from a garden in Frognal, London. Formerly the property of J.Y.McPeake, who was one of William Randolph Hearst~s agents in England. McPeake, an Irishman, was originally recruited by Hearst to publish the English version of Good Housekeeping. First published in 1922 it was an immediate success and ultimately enabled Hearst to purchase St Donat~s castle in Wales in 1925. Hearst used McPeake to purchase a number of pieces for him including a marble Cupid and Psyche from the historic auction of the Hope Antiquities.

(12) Taylor Coffman, Hearst as Collector: the First Fifty Years, Summerland CA, 2003, p. 73; G. Waywell, The Lever and Hope Sculptures, Berlin, 1986, cat. no. 29, p. 87.

This is Lot Number 1

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