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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 182

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT SALVER

    MARK OF JOHN EDWARD TERREY, LONDON, 1819

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT SALVER
    MARK OF JOHN EDWARD TERREY, LONDON, 1819
    Shaped circular and on three shell and foliage cast panel feet, the openwork border cast with flowers and shells among fruiting grapevines, engraved with the Royal arms within a garter motto, accollé with the Royal arms within an oak leaf and acorn border, each with a label for difference and all a Royal duke's coronet, the back engraved with an inscription, marked on back and on border, the back further stamped 'R. M. PAYNE BATH', also engraved with a scratchweight '222 oz. 4 dwt'
    24 in. (61 cm.) diam.
    217 oz. (6,751 gr.)
    The arms are those of Prince William Henry, 2nd Duke of Gloucester, (1776-1834) accollé with those of Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester (1776-1857).

    The inscription reads 'George, Duke of Cambridge, to The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh on their marriage 23rd January, 1874'.


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    William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester (1776-1834) was the son of Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester (d.1805) and Maria, Countess of Walpole (d.1807). He was born in Rome, and served as Colonel of the 1st Foot Guards in Flanders at eighteen. A year later he was created Major-General, then General in 1808 and Field Marshal in 1816. He served as Chancellor of Cambridge University and later Governor of Portsmouth. He married on 22 July 1816, at The Queen's House, St James's, his first cousin Princess Mary of Great Britain (1776-1857), fourth daughter of King George III and his wife Queen Charlotte.

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    Provenance

    Prince William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester (1776-1834), and then presumably by descent to his cousin
    The Duke of Cambridge, K.G., K.T., K.P., (1819-1904).
    Presented by him to Alfred, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900), son of Queen Victoria and his wife to the Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna (1853-1920), daughter of Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, who he married on 23 January 1874 in St. Petersburg.