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Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince-Bishop of Hildesheim (1727-1789) and by descent until 1825 when the some of the valuable household objects engraved with his arms were disposed of by the Hanoverian government and others, presumably including the present lot were retained, finally being sold in the first quarter of the 20th century by the Hanoverian Royal Family.
The Property of a Trust; Sotheby's Geneva, 12 November 1980, lot 234.
Recorded in H. Seling, Die Augsburger Gold-und Silverschmiede 1529-1868, Munich, 2007, p. 588, no. 2240r.