30 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 1,625
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
A WILLIAM IV SILVER PIE DISH WITH DETACHABLE LINER
MARK OF BENJAMIN SMITH (II), LONDON, 1836
Plain rectangular with rounded corners and moulded reeded rim, the front engraved with the arms of the Earl of Galloway, fully marked around the side, the liner with maker's mark only and stamped along its base B. SMITH DUKE ST LINN INN FIELDS,
8 in. (20.2 cm.) long
24 oz. (775 gr.)
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The arms are those of Stewart quartering Somerset for an Earl of Galloway.
Randolph Stewart, 9th Earl (1834 - 1873) married Lady Harriet Somerset, daughter of the 6th Duke of Beaufort.
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The title should read '..WITH DETACHABLE LINER' (not 'cover' as printed).