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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 239

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER SAUCEBOATS

    MARK OF DAVID WILLAUME, LONDON, 1742

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    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER SAUCEBOATS
    MARK OF DAVID WILLAUME, LONDON, 1742
    Each fluted boat-shape and on spreading foot, with leaf-capped scroll handle, later engraved with a crest, each marked underneath
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) wide
    34 oz. (1,060 gr.)
    The crest is that of Hutton. (2)


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    This crest was granted to Dr. John Hutton in 1692. Although born into poverty he acquired a fine education through the patronage of the Episcopalian Minister at Caerlaverock for whom he had worked as a shepherd boy. After graduating from Padua University he happened to be nearby, and came to the assistance of, Mary Stuart, later Queen Mary, when she fell from her horse. This led to King William appointing him as his first physician. He was later also physician-general to the army. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1697 and was M.P. for Dumfries from 1710 to 1712. Hutton died at Somerset House at the home of his cousin Thomas Hutton, who was Keeper of Somerset House. It is probable that the sauceboats belonged to a descendant of Thomas Hutton.

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    Provenance

    with S. J. Shrubsole.
    A New England Collection; Christie's New York, 16 April 1999, lot 198.