• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 131

    A GEORGE II SILVER SALVER

    MARK OF THOMAS GILPIN, LONDON, 1749

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II SILVER SALVER
    MARK OF THOMAS GILPIN, LONDON, 1749
    Shaped circular, on four cast grapevine openwork feet, the border of cast openwork grapevine with masks at intervals representing bacchantes, with snails and insects amidst the grapevine, the field engraved with a coat-of-arms within a rococo cartouche, marked on reverse and border
    22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) diameter; 161 oz. 10 dwt. (5,030 gr.)


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    The arms are those of Wrey quartering Bouchier, Plantagenet and Bohun, and impaling Edwards for Sir Bourchier Wrey, 6th baronet, colonel of the North Devon Militia and MP for Barnstaple 1749-50, who married Mary, daughter of John Edwards of Highgate in 1749. This salver was probably commissioned for their wedding.

    Provenance

    With S.J. Shrubsole, New York