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Almost certainly supplied by the Royal Goldsmiths Jefferys and Jones to
John, 3rd Duke of Dorset (1745-1799) for his embassy to Paris in 1784, and then by descent
Manuscript account from the Royal Goldsmiths, Jefferys and Jones, Cockspur Street, near Charing Cross, 1 April 1784, (Kent Archives Office), one from a set of '4 casseroles & covers 156 [oz.] 15 [dwt.] fa[shioning] 2/3 per oz handles 8 £59.3.8.