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    Sale 7628

    Important Silver Including a Collection of Viennese Silver-Gilt Mounted Hardstone Works of Art

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 211

    A SET OF EIGHTEEN GEORGE II AND GEORGE III SILVER DINNER-PLATES

    MARK OF JOHN PARKER AND EDWARD WAKELIN, LONDON, 1762 AND 1774, ONE WITH MARK OF EDWARD WAKELIN, LONDON, 1754

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    A SET OF EIGHTEEN GEORGE II AND GEORGE III SILVER DINNER-PLATES
    MARK OF JOHN PARKER AND EDWARD WAKELIN, LONDON, 1762 AND 1774, ONE WITH MARK OF EDWARD WAKELIN, LONDON, 1754
    Each shaped circular with gadrooned rim, engraved with coat-of-arms below an baron's coronet, each marked on the back engraved with number and scratchweight 'No 18 20=0'; 'No 40 17=18'; 'No 49 18=10'; 'No 50 18=5'; 'No 52 18=5'; 'No 53 18=10'; 'No 54 18=3'; 'No 57 18=7'; 'No 58 18=2'; 'No 59 18=11'; 'No 61 18=5'; 'No 63 17=14'; 'No 65 18=6'; 'No 66 18=11'; 'No 68 17=11'; 'No 70 18=4'; 'No 71 17=13' and 'No 72 18=0'
    10 in. (25 cm.) diam.
    304 oz. (9,443 gr.)
    The arms are those of Hobart, presumably for Robert, Baron Hobart (1760-1816), who later succeeded his father as 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire. Robert, Baron Hobart was an M.P. in the Irish and English parliaments after serving in the army. He was made Governor of Madras in 1793. His wife died there in 1796 and he returned to England in 1798 whereupon he was advanced to the House of Lords under his father's lesser title Baron Hobart of Blickling. It is probable that the engraving on the plates dates from this time. He succeeded his father in 1804, Robert himself dying in 1815 following a fall from his horse in St. James's Park. (18)


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    Provenance

    A European Collector; Christie's New York, 17 October 2002, lot 153.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY