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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 49

    A GEORGE III SILVER DOUBLE-BEAKER

    MARK OF JOHN ROWBOTHAM, SHEFFIELD, 1775

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE III SILVER DOUBLE-BEAKER
    MARK OF JOHN ROWBOTHAM, SHEFFIELD, 1775
    Each tapering cylindrical beaker fluted and fitting together to simulate a barrel, each engraved with an inscription, each marked underneath
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high
    9 oz. (282 gr.)
    The inscription on each reads 'SR INO WROTTESLEY 1ST REGT' for Sir John Wrottesley, 8th Bt. (1744-1787). Sir John of Wrottesley Hall, Wolverhampton was M.P. for Newcastle-under-Lyme 1768 and for the county of Stafford from 1768-1787. He married Frances, daughter of William 1st Viscount Courtenay in 1770.


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    Provenance

    Sir John Wrottesley, 8th Bt. (1744-1787)
    With Thomas Lumley, London, 9 September 1982


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE OAKWOOD COLLECTION
    (Lots 1-106)


    Literature

    M. Clayton, The Collector's Dictionary of the Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America, Woodbridge, 1985, p. 33, pl. 29