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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 202

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER SOUP-TUREENS AND COVERS

    MARK OF THOMAS HEMING, LONDON, 1773

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    A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER SOUP-TUREENS AND COVERS
    MARK OF THOMAS HEMING, LONDON, 1773
    Each oval bombé and on four lion and ball feet, capped with rocaille, the sides with husk swags and with two twisted wire handles, the detachable covers with twisted wire handle, engraved on one side with a coat-of-arms and on the other with a crest, marked underneath and on cover bezel
    15 in. (38 cm.) long
    169 oz. (5,262 gr.)
    The arms are those of King impaling Tredcroft for Peter King (1736-1793), later 6th Baron King and his wife, Charlotte (d. 1829), daughter of Edward Tredcroft of Horsham, whom he married in 1774. (2)


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    Peter King was the grandson of the celebrated Lord Chancellor King (1669-1724) by his fourth son. Peter's father Thomas, 5th Baron King (1712-1779) had married Wilhemina Catherina (d.1784), the daughter of John Troye, a Judge of the Sovereign Council of Brabant, at the French Church in Delft in 1734. His wife brought a large dowry to the marriage and Thomas was a partner in a Dutch trading house. It is not surprising to record that Peter was born at The Hague in 1736, however, he was educated in England; first at Eton College and then Trinity College, Cambridge. In his politics he was a Whig but opposed the Coalition of 1783. In 1787 he was one of the peers who voted for the Regency Bill. He son was to follow him into politics. He died at the age of 67 and was buried at the family seat Ockham.

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    Provenance

    Peter King (1736-1793), who later succeeded his father as 6th Baron King and then by descent to his grandson
    William, 8th Baron King and 1st Earl of Lovelace (1805-1893) and then by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE EARL OF LOVELACE
    (LOTS 202-203)