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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 527

    A SET OF TWELVE GEORGE III SILVER DINNER-PLATES FROM THE DINORBIN SERVICE

    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1815

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF TWELVE GEORGE III SILVER DINNER-PLATES FROM THE DINORBIN SERVICE
    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1815
    Each shaped circular and with foliage heightened gadrooned rim, the border engraved on one side with a coat-of-arm and on the other with a crest below a baron's coronet, each marked on the back
    10½ in. (26.5 cm.) diam.
    269 oz. (8,356 gr.)
    The arms are those of Hughes quartering others, and impaling Grey, for William Lewis, 1st Baron Dinorbin (1767-1852), of Kinmel Park, co. Denbigh and his first wife, Charlotte Mary (d. 1835), daughter of William Grey Esq., of Backworth, Northumberland, whom he married in 1804. After Charlotte's death he married Gertrude Smyth in 1840. She was the youngest daughter of Grice Smyth Esq and sister of Penelope (d.1882), who had married Carlo, Prince of Capua (1811-1882) at Gretna Green in 1836. The family fortunes were founded on copper mines on the nearby island of Anglesey. Lord Dinorbin's father built a large house designed by Samuel Wyatt (1737-1807) from 1790 to 1810. This was destroyed by fire in 1841 and his son rebuilt an even larger house designed by Thomas Hopper (1776-1856), who had recently completed Penrhyn Castle, Bangor. (12)


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    Other pieces from the Dinorbin service include a pair of silver-gilt dessert stands, also by Paul Storr and hallmarked for 1813 (Christie's New York, 20 April 2001, lot 273) and a pair of wine coolers by Story and Elliot, also 1813 (Christie's Paris, 18 March 2003, lot 321).

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    Provenance

    With Tessiers, April 1986.