Early 19th Century High Regency Brass Snake Doorstop

GBP 1,100.00

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Object Description

A high Regency solid brass bell-shaped doorstop with snake handle, from the reign of George IV, Circa 1770. England

The handle depicts a coiled snake and joins the twisted-column down to the lead-weighted bell-shaped base.

Examples such as this are extremely rare and do not often come onto the market.

Object History

Provenance – Ston Easton Park. An English country house built in the 18th century. It lies near the village of Ston Easton, Somerset. It is a Grade I listed building and the grounds are listed Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

The current house was built around 1750 to 1760 on the site of a Tudor building. The architect may have been Thomas Paty. It was occupied by the descendants of the commissioning owner, John Hippisley-Coxe, until 1956. Since then owners including William Rees-Mogg and Peter Smedley have been involved in restoring the house.

Lovely original country house condition with age patinated surfaces. Marks, dinks and knocks in
line with age and daily use.

Object Condition

Wear consistent with age and use.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

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Dealer Location

Buscot Manor

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