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    Sale 2039

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu

    23 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 143

    A FINE SET OF TWENTY-FOUR GEORGE III SILVER DINNER PLATES FROM THE BALFOUR SERVICE

    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1810

    Price Realised  

    A FINE SET OF TWENTY-FOUR GEORGE III SILVER DINNER PLATES FROM THE BALFOUR SERVICE
    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1810
    Each circular with gadrooned border with shell and acanthus at intervals and palmettes between, engraved on the border with a coat-of-arms, each marked on reverse
    10½ in. (26 cm.) diameter; 550 oz. 10 dwt. (17,122 gr.) (24)


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    The arms are those of Balfour impaling those of Maitland, as borne by James Balfour (d.1845) of Balbirnie, Fife, who married Eleanor Maitland (1790-1869), daughter of James, 8th Earl of Lauderdale.

    These dinner plates, and the soup plates in the following lot, were part of a dinner service of 191 pieces, with a total weight of 7,284 oz.

    Special Notice

    No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.


    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 16 July 1930, lot 45 (part)


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION


    Literature

    N M Penzer, Paul Storr, 1771-1844, Silversmith and Goldsmith, 1954, p.254