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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 143

    A FINE PAIR OF GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT WARMING DISHES**

    MARK OF PHILIP RUNDELL, LONDON, 1823

    Price Realised  

    A FINE PAIR OF GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT WARMING DISHES**
    MARK OF PHILIP RUNDELL, LONDON, 1823
    Each oval, on four scroll feet with acanthus-leaf joins, two scroll ivory side handles, sides of stand applied with scrolling foliage, festoons and paterae, each side with oval cartouche enclosing garter motto beneath a Duke's coronet, the oval dish with same engraving in center, each marked on base and cover
    18½ in. (47 cm.) long over handles; 166 oz. 10 dwt. (5188 gr.) gross weight
    The arms are those of Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland (1785-1847) (2)


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    Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland was a Tory politician who served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland under the Duke of Wellington from 1829 to 1830 and as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1840-1847.

    In 1825, he served as Ambassador Extraordinary at the coronation of Charles X of France, defraying the expenses himself, "astonishing the continental nobility with the magnitude of his retinue, the gorgeousness of his equipage, and the profuseness of his liberality." The coach which he used at the coronation can be seen today at Alnwick Castle, the Percy family seat.


    CAPTION: Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland, by William Holl, Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF NEIL AND SHARON PHILLIPS