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    Sale 7628

    Important Silver Including a Collection of Viennese Silver-Gilt Mounted Hardstone Works of Art

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 213

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER SAUCEBOATS

    MARK OF THOMAS GILPIN, LONDON, 1749

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER SAUCEBOATS
    MARK OF THOMAS GILPIN, LONDON, 1749
    Each shaped oval on four quilted legs with shell feet, with quilted handle, engraved with a coat-of-arms on one side and a crest on the other, each marked underneath
    9 in. (23 cm.) long
    30 oz. (931 gr.)
    The arms are Plumptre impaling Eyre with a cadency mark of a martlet for the fourth son, for Polydore Plumptre (1714-1777) and his wife Elizabeth Eyre, whom he married in 1760. He was the fourth son of John Plumptre of Nottingham (1679-1751) and his wife Annabella (d. 1745), eldest daughter of Sir Francis Molyneux, 4th Bt, of Teversall.

    The later crests are those of Berry, for Sir James Gomer Berry, 1st Bt, and 1st Viscount Kemsley, of Dropmore, Co Buckingham, created a baronet on 25 January 1928. He was created Baron Kemsley in 1936 and and
    Viscount Kemsley in 1945. (2)


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    Provenance

    Polydore Plumtree (1714-1777).
    James, 1st Viscount Kemsley (1883-1968).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY