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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 579

    A ROYAL AMBASSADORIAL GEORGE III SILVER TABLE-SERVICE

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROYAL AMBASSADORIAL GEORGE III SILVER TABLE-SERVICE
    MARK OF GEORGE SMITH AND WILLIAM FEARN, AND WILLIAM SUMNER, LONDON, 1789
    Old English Thread pattern, engraved with the Royal crest within a garter motto and below the Royal crown, comprising:
    Twenty-four table-spoons
    Twenty-four table-forks
    Four basting-spoons
    123 oz. (3,824 gr.) (52)


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    Provenance

    Probably given to Alleyne FitzHerbert, later 1st Baron St. Helens (1753-1839) for his Embassy at Madrid, 1790-94, and by descent.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that there are only 2 basting-spoons.