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    Sale 7628

    Important Silver Including a Collection of Viennese Silver-Gilt Mounted Hardstone Works of Art

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 198

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT HONEY POT AND STAND

    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1800

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT HONEY POT AND STAND
    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1800
    Realistically modelled as a honey-skep, the detachable cover with honey-bee finial, the stand with ribbon-tied reeded border and engraved with a crest, marked understand, under base, inside skep and on cover bezel
    the stand 5½ in. (14 cm.) diam.
    4¼ in. (10.6 cm.) high
    16 oz. (487 gr.)
    The crest is that of Talbot, presumably for Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 2nd Earl Talbot of Hensol (1777-1849). Talbot was the son of John Chetwynd Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot of Hensol (1750-1793), and his wife, Charlotte (d. 1804), daughter of Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire.

    Talbot succeeded to the peerage on the death of his father in May 1793 and matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford the following year. After leaving Oxford Talbot joined Lord Whitworth's embassy in Russia as a voluntary attaché, returning to England before 1800, when he married Frances Thomasine, eldest daughter of Charles Lambert of Beau Parc in co. Meath. in 1800.

    Talbot was heavily involved in the organizing of a volunteer force for Staffordshire to see off a possible invasion by the French under Napoleon. In 1817 he became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and, until he was replaced in 1821, he rendered considerable services to the agriculture of the country, in recognition of which he was presented with the freedom of Drogheda (see lot 199). From 1812 until his death Talbot also served as Lord Lieutenant of the Staffordshire.

    Talbot died at Ingestre Hall in Staffordshire in 10 January 1849 and was buried at Ingestre, being succeeded by his second son, Henry John Chetwynd who also became 18th Earl of Shrewsbury when he succeeded a distant cousin, in 1856.


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    Provenance

    Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 2nd Earl Talbot of Hensol (1777-1849) and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 198-199)