10 December 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
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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