12 - 13 December 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A SET OF TWELVE GEORGE III SILVER SOUP-PLATES
PROBABLY BY WILLIAM BURWASH, LONDON, 1817
Each circular with gadrooned border and engraved with a coat-of-arms below an earl's coronet, marked underneath
9¾ in. (24.5 cm.) diam.
The arms are those of Chetwynd-Talbot impaling Lambart, for Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 2nd Earl Talbot of Hensol (1777-1849) and his wife, Frances Thomasine (d.1819), daughter of Charles Lambart of Beauparc, co. Meath, whom he married in 1800. Talbot was the son of John Chetwynd Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot of Hensol (1750-1793).
Talbot succeeded to the peerage on the death of his father in May 1793 and matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford the following year. After leaving Oxford Talbot joined Lord Whitworth's embassy in Russia as a voluntary attache, returning to England before 1800, when he married.
Talbot was heavily involved in the organizing of a volunteer force for Staffordshire to see off a possible invasion by the French under Napoleon. In 1817 he became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and, until he was replaced in 1821, he rendered considerable services to the agriculture of the country, in recognition of which he was presented with the freedom of Drogheda. From 1812 until his death Talbot also served as Lord Lieutenant of the Staffordshire.
Talbot died at Ingestre Hall in Staffordshire in 10 January 1849 and was buried at Ingestre, being succeeded by his second son, Henry John Chetwynd who also became 18th Earl of Shrewsbury when he succeeded a distant cousin, in 1856. (12)
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