• Christie's Interiors - Style a auction at Christies

    Sale 5681

    Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit

    23 February 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 178

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER DISHES

    MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1805

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER DISHES
    MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1805
    Cushion-shaped with gadroon borders, the centres engraved with coat-of-arms
    10.5 in. (26.7 cm.) wide
    52 oz. (1,612 gr.)
    The arms are those of Ulick John Burke (1802-74), First Marquess of Clanricarde, impaling Canning. (2)


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    Provenance

    Ulick Burke succeeded his father to become 14th Earl of Clanricarde in 1808. He married Harriet, daughter of Foreign Secretary George Canning (later Prime Minister) on 4th April 1825 and was advanced to a Marquessate in the Peerage of Ireland on 26 Nov 1825. Lord Clanricarde was sometime British Ambassador in St. Petersburg and filled the offices of Postmaster General and Lord Privy Seal.