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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 578

    A ROYAL/AMBASSADORIAL GEORGE III SILVER TABLE-SERVICE

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

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    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:
    Thirty table-spoons
    Twenty-four table-forks
    Twelve dessert-spoons
    Six dessert-forks
    Five basting-spoons
    A salad-fork
    Two Fiddle pattern sauce-ladles, 1790
    All contained in a felt lined brass-bound oak canteen
    174 oz. (5,403 gr.) (80)


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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.