30 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 875
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 700
A WILLIAM IV OVAL SILVER MEAT DISH,
MARK OF RG in oval punch, SHEFFIELD, 1831,
Shell, gadroon & foliate border, upper rim engraved with armorial, 16¼ in. long (41.5 cm.), 57 oz.
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Post Lot Text
The arms are for Clifton of Lytham Hall, Lancs. impaling another.
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