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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 577

    A ROYAL AMBASSADORIAL GEORGE III SILVER TABLE-SERVICE

    MARK OF GEORGE SMITH AND WILLIAM FEARN, THOMAS NORTHCOTE AND WILLIAM SUMNER, LONDON, 1789

    Price Realised  

    A ROYAL AMBASSADORIAL GEORGE III SILVER TABLE-SERVICE
    MARK OF GEORGE SMITH AND WILLIAM FEARN, THOMAS NORTHCOTE AND WILLIAM SUMNER, LONDON, 1789
    Old English Thread, pattern, engraved with the Royal crest within the Garter motto and below the Royal crown, comprising:
    Twelve table-spoons, two 1805
    Twelve table-forks
    Four basting-spoons
    Six Fiddle-pattern tea-spoons, two 1806, maker's MS
    76 oz. (2,352 gr.) (34)


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    Provenance

    Almost certainly supplied to Alleyne FitzHerbert, later 1st Baron St. Helens (1753-1839) as Ambassador to The Hague (1789-1790) or Madrid (1790-1794) and by descent.