• The Collection of a Lady - Mag auction at Christies

    Sale 7827

    The Collection of a Lady - Magnificent French Furniture, Savonnerie, Sèvres Porcelain, Silver and Chinese Works of Art

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 537

    A GEORGE III SILVER SALVER

    MARK OF WILLIAM SOLOMON, LONDON, 1755

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    A GEORGE III SILVER SALVER
    MARK OF WILLIAM SOLOMON, LONDON, 1755
    Shaped circular with openwork lattice, rocaille and cast chinoiserie mask border, on four similarly cast panel feet, engraved with a coat-of-arms within chinoiserie cartouche surround, further engraved beneath with a crest, marked underneath
    16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) diam.
    64 oz. (1,979 gr.)
    The arms are those of the See of Canterbury impailing Hutton for Archbishop Matthew Hutton (1693-1758).


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    Matthew Hutton became the Bishop of Bangor in 1743 and the Archbishop of York in 1747. He ascended to the position of Archbishop of Canterbury in 1757, suggesting that his arms were engraved on the present salver two years after it was originally commissioned.

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