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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 177

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT DESSERT-SERVICE

    MARK OF WILLIAM ELEY, WILLIAM FEARN AND WILLIAM CHAWNER, LONDON, 1812

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    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT DESSERT-SERVICE
    MARK OF WILLIAM ELEY, WILLIAM FEARN AND WILLIAM CHAWNER, LONDON, 1812
    King's pattern, double shell and laurel, each piece engraved with a crest within a garter, comprising:
    Eighteen dessert-spoons
    Eighteen dessert-forks
    Eighteen fruit-forks
    Six service spoons
    Four ice-cream spades
    A pair of grape-scissors, 1814
    All contained in a fitted inlaid mahogany canteen
    124 oz. (3,862 gr.)
    The crest is that of Coote, for Sir Charles Henry, 9th Bt. (b.1794) who succeeded his kinsman, the last Earl of Mountrath, in the Baronetcy. He married, in 1814, Caroline, daughter of John Whaley Abbey of co. Wicklow. (65)


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    Provenance

    Sir Charles Henry Coote, 9th Bt., and then by descent to
    Sir Algernon Charles Plumptre Coote, 12th Bt.; Christie's London, 10 December 1896, probably lot 67 (part).