• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 161

    TWO GEORGE II SILVER LARGE DISHES

    MARK OF EDWARD ALDRIDGE, LONDON, 1745

    Price Realised  

    TWO GEORGE II SILVER LARGE DISHES
    MARK OF EDWARD ALDRIDGE, LONDON, 1745
    Each shaped circular, with gadrooned rim and leaves at intervals, the border finely engraved with a coat-of-arms within a rococo cartouche, each marked on reverse, also marked No. 1 95:19 and No. 2 wt. 71 oz. = 14
    29 in. (48.2 cm.) and 17 in. (43.1 cm.) diameter; 165 oz. 10 dwt. (5,155 gr.) (2)


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    The arms are those of Major impaling Dale for Sir John Major of Worlingworth Hall, Suffolk (1698-1781) and his wife Elizabeth (d. 1780), only daughter of Daniel Dale of Bridlington, who he married in 1723. In 1741, Sir John became an Elder Brother of Trinity House of Deptford Strand, a guild of mariners whose responsibilities included licensing ship pilots and constructing lighthouses in England and Wales. Sir John was created baronet in 1765, having also served as Sheriff of Suffolk in 1754 and M.P. from Scarborough from 1761. Upon his death, the title passed to his son-in-law John Henniker (1724-1803), who was created Baron Henniker in 1800.

    (See lot 127 for a salver bearing the arms of Henniker, for the above noted John Henniker.)

    Provenance

    Sir John Major, 1st baronet, of Worlingworth Hall, Suffolk (1698-1781) and then by descent to his son-in-law
    John, 1st Baron Henniker (1724-1803) and then by descent to
    Charles, 6th Baron Henniker (1872-1956)
    A Nobleman [Lord Henniker], sold Christie's, London, 30 March 1911, lots 113 and 114
    Christie's, London, 15 June 2004, lots 78 and 79
    With Alastair Dickenson, London