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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 217

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT CUP AND COVER

    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1818

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT CUP AND COVER
    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1818
    Campana-shaped and on spreading foot, the lower body part-fluted, the rim applied with fruiting grapevines, with two branch handles, one side engraved with inscription within a laurel leaf cartouche, the other engraved with coat-of-arms within foliage scroll cartouche, the detachable cover with a loop handle, marked near handle, inside cover and on finial, the base stamped '337', contained in an brass bound oak case, the cover applied with a plaque engraved 'Colonel J. Mayne'
    13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high
    111 oz. (3,463 gr.)
    The inscription reads 'Given by the Honble M. Elphistone ; wone by Capt. T.D. Morris At the Poonah Races 1819 and presented by Him to his Sister M.A. Mayne'

    The arms are those of Mayne.


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    Provenance

    Presented by the Hon. Mounstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859), Commander in India and Governor of Bombay, third son of John, 11th Lord Elphinstone (1737-1794) at Poonah Races in 1819 to
    Captain Thomas Darcy Morris (1792-1835), given by him to his sister
    Mary Ann Mayne (b.1795), wife of Capt. John Mayne, later Major General John Mayne (1778-1845), and then by descent.