• Property from the Collection o auction at Christies

    Sale 7819

    Property from the Collection of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent KG, KT, and HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent CI, GCVO and their families

    20 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 72

    A SET OF TWELVE GEORGE II SILVER SOUP-PLATES

    MARK OF PAUL CRESPIN, LONDON, 1733

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF TWELVE GEORGE II SILVER SOUP-PLATES
    MARK OF PAUL CRESPIN, LONDON, 1733
    Each shaped circular and with a gadrooned rim, engraved with a coat-of-arms accolé with a lozenge-of-arms below a countess' coronet, and with a later coat-of arms below a duke's coronet, each marked on back, further engraved with a number and scratchweight 'No=1 19=8'; 'No=2 19=13'; 'No=3 20=8'; 'No=4 18=10'; 'No=5 19=8'; 'No=6 19=8'; 'No=7 19=14'; 'No=8 19=17'; 'No=9 19=9'; 'No=10 19=8'; 'No=11 19=14' and 'No=12 19=4'
    9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) diam.
    228 oz. (7,084 gr.)
    The arms are those of Conway quartering Seymour accolé with those of Bruce impaling those of Campbell quartering Lorne, for Field Marshall Henry Conway (1719-1795) and his wife Caroline (d.1803), daughter of John, 4th Duke of Argyll (d.1770) and widow of Charles, 4th Earl of Elgin and 3rd Earl of Ailesbury (1682-1747), whom he married in 1747.

    The later arms are those of Campbell quartering Lorne impaling Cunningham quartering Stewart for John, 7th Duke of Argyll (1777-1847) and his 3rd wife Anne (d.1874) daughter of John Cunningham of Craigends co. Renfrewshire, whom he married in 1831. (12)


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