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    Sale 2039

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu

    23 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 172

    A PAIR OF REGENCY IRISH SILVER ENTREE DISHES

    MARK OF WILLIAM NOWLAN, DUBLIN, RETAILED BY WEST, 1815

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    A PAIR OF REGENCY IRISH SILVER ENTREE DISHES
    MARK OF WILLIAM NOWLAN, DUBLIN, RETAILED BY WEST, 1815
    Each rectangular, with gadrooned rims, the slip-lock ring finial with conforming decoration, the cover engraved on both sides with a coat-of-arms, each marked on cover, base and handle
    Each 11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) long; 113 oz. (3514 gr.) (2)


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    The arms are those of Blayney, Barons Blayney, probably for Andrew Thomas, 11th Baron Blayney (1770-1834), a distinguished Lieutenant General. He witnessed General Suvorov's battle against the French in Northern Italy, 1799, and participated in the British siege of Malta in 1800 and the capture of Cairo in 1801. In the following decade, he fought for the British in South America and Africa and in 1810, as major-general, he led over fifteen hundred men into battle against the French at Malaga. After a heroic effort, he was captured and held prisoner of war for four years by the French. In 1814, he produced Narrative of a forced journey through Spain and France as a prisoner of war in the years 1810 to 1814.

    Provenance

    From the estate of Alletta d'Andelot Downs (1913-2005), daughter of Mary Alletta Belin du Pont (1878-1938) and William Winder Laird (1878-1927), married Robert Norton Downs III (1901-1977)


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