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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 276

    A SET OF TWELVE GEORGE III SILVER DINNER-PLATES

    MARK OF WILLIAM FRISBEE, LONDON, 1806

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF TWELVE GEORGE III SILVER DINNER-PLATES
    MARK OF WILLIAM FRISBEE, LONDON, 1806
    Each shaped circular and with shell heightened reeded rim, engraved with a coat-of-arms below an earl's coronet, each marked on the back, the backs further engraved with a scratchweight '15"17'; '15"15'; '15"14'; '15"8'; '15"6'; '15"9'; '15"8'; '15"3'; '15"19'; '15"12'; '16"6' and '15"10'
    9½ in. (24 cm.) diam.
    186 oz. (5,777 gr.)
    The arms are those of Hutchinson quartering Hely and Nixon, for Richard, 1st Earl of Donoughmore (1756-1825). The earldom, created in 1800 had a special remainder so that on the death of the 1st Earl the title was inherited by his brother. The Earl was Governor of Tipperary and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, Court of Exchequer, Ireland. (12)


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    Provenance

    Richard, 1st Earl of Donoughmore (1757-1825) and then by descent to
    A Nobleman; Christie's London, 24 March 1982, lot 40.