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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 44

    A RARE GEORGE III SILVER COMMEMORATIVE VINAIGRETTE,

    MARK OF JOHN SHAW, BIRMINGHAM, 1809,

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE GEORGE III SILVER COMMEMORATIVE VINAIGRETTE,
    MARK OF JOHN SHAW, BIRMINGHAM, 1809,
    Rectangular with rounded corners, cover engraved with an oval panel featuring portrait bust of George III flanked by initials "GR", on rayed ground, the frame of the panel inscribed "Jubilee 25th. Octr. 1809", all on a diaperwork ground, the base engraved with military trophies, the unmarked grille centred by an oval filigee panel, gilt interior, 1 5/8 in. long (4.2 cm.).


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    Post Lot Text

    It was really only in George III's reign that the country began the habit of celebrating the Sovereign's jubilees. The 25th October, 1809, the Golden Jubilee of George III, was marked both at home & in the colonies. The Royal Family attended a private service at Windsor & a grand fete & firework display at Frogmore House, whist in London the Lord Mayor & Corporation went in procession to a service of thanksgiving at St.Paul's Cathedral prior to attending a dinner at the Mansion House.