• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

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

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 345

    A SET OF TWELVE GEORGE III SILVER DINNER-PLATES

    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1808

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF TWELVE GEORGE III SILVER DINNER-PLATES
    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1808
    Circular and with gadrooned border, engraved with a coat-of-arms, each marked underneath
    9¾ in. (25 cm.) diam.
    263 oz. (8,188 gr.)
    The arms are those of Rowley with Dawson in pretence, as borne by Sir William Rowley K.B. (d.1768) and his wife Arabella, daughter and heir of Thomas Dawson Esq. (d.1705), whom he married before 1729. Sir William was a distinguished naval commander and was Admiral of the Fleet. The dinner plates were almost certainly commissioned by his grandson Sir William Rowley 2nd Bt. (1761-1832), the arms being engraved to match an existing service, by Edward Feline, 1747, five dinner-plates of which were sold Christie's New York, 29 April 1986, lot 127. (12)


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