• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 84

    A GEORGE I SILVER TANKARD

    MARK OF HUMPHREY PAYNE, LONDON, 1723

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE I SILVER TANKARD
    MARK OF HUMPHREY PAYNE, LONDON, 1723
    The front engraved with baroque coat-of-arms within foliate cartouche, sides applied with a narrow girdle, handle engraved with contemporary initials R*R; together with a George III provincial silver mug, mark of William Stalker and John Mitchison, Newcastle, 1774, handle engraved with contemporary intitals B over E*A
    6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high
    30.5 oz. (946 gr.)
    The tankard is engraved with the arms and initials of Richard Rutter of Moor Hall, Cheshire. (2)


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    Provenance

    The tankard: Richard Rutter of Moor Hall, Cheshire.
    By descent to General Peter Heron (1770-1849) of Moor Hall, Cheshire, and to his wife's great-niece, Cecilia Widdrington who married Shalcross Fitzherbert Widdrington in 1864.