9 February 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,125
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A GEORGE III SILVER SALVER
MARK OF JOHN SCOFIELD, LONDON, 1780
Circular with bead borders and four part-fluted bracket feet, the centre engraved with coat-of-arms within an oval ribbon and wreath cartouche
15 in. (38 cm.) diameter
47 oz. (1,457 gr.)
The arms are those of Sir William Lemon of Carclew, near Falmouth and his wife nee Jane Butler of Morval, Cornwall.
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Sir William Lemon came from a family of pioneering Cornish mining engineers. He served as MP for Cornwall and was made a baronet in 1774. His wife bore two sons and eight daughters before Sir William died in 1824.
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