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Supplied to Hugh, 3rd Duke of Northumberland K.G. (1795-1847) and then by descent to
Hugh, 10th Duke of Northumberland K.G. (1914-1988).
His Grace the Duke of Northumberland K.G., G.C.V.O., T.D., P.C.; Sotheby's London, 3 May 1984, lot 113.
A Gentleman; Christie's London, 23 November 1999, lot 180.
V. Brett, Sotheby's Directory of Silver 1600-1940, London, 1986, p. 257, no. 1,162.