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Important Silver, including the Sir Peter Wills Collection of Commonwealth Silver, Objects of Vertu and Portrait Miniatures.

London Christie's: November 9, 1994.

English and European portrait miniatures comprise lots 4-95. The Wills Collection of Commonwealth silver comprises lots 211-246. Sir Peter Wills formed this collection, with the assistance of silver expert G.E.P. How, while on active duty with the Coldstream Guards in the Second World War, and its quality is outstanding. When Sir Peter was killed in combat in Italy a few days before the war ended, the collection passed to his brother and had been in storage until this sale.

Softcover. 8"x10.5", 94 pages, 246 lots, color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34498
Price: $ 40.00      

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