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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 575

    A SET OF THREE ROYAL AMBASSADORIAL GEORGE III OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE WINE COOLERS AND LINERS

    CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF THREE ROYAL AMBASSADORIAL GEORGE III OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE WINE COOLERS AND LINERS
    CIRCA 1790
    Each tapering cylindrical and on circular foot, with two drop-ring handles, with detachable wirework liner, each engraved with the Royal arms within the Garter motto and below the Royal crown all within drapery mantling
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) high
    The Royal arms are those of George III (r. 1760-1820) (3)


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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.