• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2039

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu

    23 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV SILVER ENTREE DISHES AND COVERS

    MARK OF PHILIP RUNDELL, LONDON, 1820

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV SILVER ENTREE DISHES AND COVERS
    MARK OF PHILIP RUNDELL, LONDON, 1820
    Each rectangular, on four lion and unicorn heraldic supports, the base chased with stiff-leaf border, and with gadrooned border with shells and leaves at intervals, the reversible cover with conforming gadrooned border and with a coronet slip-lock finial, the base applied on each side with a Royal Duke's armorials, each marked on base and cover
    14½in. (36.9 cm) long over handles; 275 oz. (4292 gr.) (2)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    George William Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904) was the only son of Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge (1744-1850), and grandson of George III. He served for many years as the Commander-in-Chief of the Army. He took seriously his duties as a member of the royal family, which were particularly heavy following the death of his cousin Queen Victoria's husband. In 1847, he secretly married the actress Louisa Fairbrother, who became known as Mrs. Fitz-George. Their children bore the name of Fitz-George.

    Provenance

    George William Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), sold
    Collection of the Duke of Cambridge, Christie's, London, 6-7 June 1904, lot 207 (part)
    Christie's, New York, 19 April, 2002, lot 358