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    Sale 5905

    Christie's Interiors

    7 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 40

    ROYAL INTEREST: A GEORGE III SILVER SNUFFERS TRAY

    MARK OF WILLIAM ROBERTSON, LONDON, 1765

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    ROYAL INTEREST: A GEORGE III SILVER SNUFFERS TRAY
    MARK OF WILLIAM ROBERTSON, LONDON, 1765
    Shaped rectangular on stylised hoof feet, with leaf-capped scroll handle, the centre engraved with crest, the underside contemporaneously engraved with scratchweight 9 and the initials E.A, later engraved EA. over Fs.
    7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) wide; 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) deep
    9 oz. (279 gr.)
    The armorial and insignia are those of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, KG (1721-1765), third son of George III


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