• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 76

    A SET OF FOUR GEORGE IV SILVER SAUCE TUREENS

    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1824

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR GEORGE IV SILVER SAUCE TUREENS
    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1824
    Each oval with fluted sides, on four lion's-paw feet with acanthus joins, the rim with shamrocks, roses and shells, the cover with a Baron's coronet finial, the sides engraved with armorials beneath a Baron's coronet, the cover engraved with crests, fully marked
    8½ in. (21.6 cm.) long; 139 oz. (4,336 gr.) (4)


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    The arms are those of Lowther Augustus John, 3rd Baron Muncaster (1802-1838), who succeeded his father in 1818 and married Frances Catherine, daughter of Sir John Ramsden, 4th Bt., in 1828.
    He commissioned an extensive silver dinner service from Paul Storr in 1824/1825 comprising the present lot of four sauce tureens, a soup tureen, four vegetable dishes, four entrée dishes on stands, four salt cellars, thirty-six dinner plates, twelve soup plates, six meat dishes and a candelabrum.

    Provenance

    The Property of Patrick and Phyllida Gordon-Duff-Pennington, Muncaster Castle, sold Sotheby's, London, 9 November 1995, lot 221