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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 66

    A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III SILVER ENTREE DISHES AND COVERS

    MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1813

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III SILVER ENTREE DISHES AND COVERS
    MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1813
    Each oblong and with gadrooned borders, the covers each with a detachable handle cast as a heraldic boar, the covers engraved with a coat-of-arms, the dishes each engraved inside with two crests, each marked on dish, on cover and on handle
    11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) wide
    235 oz. (7,317 gr.)
    The arms are those of FitzGerald, for John Franceis FitzGerald (b.1791). (4)


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    Provenance

    Commissioned by John Frauncis FitzGerald, The Knight of Glin (b.1791), following his marriage in 1812 to Bridget, daughter of the Rev. Joseph Eyre of Westerham, Kent, from Garrard and delivered 1 September 1813 and then by descent.


    Literature

    Garrard Gentleman's Ledgers, 1 September 1813, folio 267
    'To 4 gadrooned double Dishes wth crest buttons 246 [oz.] 17 [dwt.] 11/6 [gr.] [£] 143 10[s] 3[d]'