22 - 23 March 2017
A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III SILVER MEAT-DISHES
MARK OF ROBERT SHARP, LONDON, 1799
Plain oval and with reed-and-tie borders, each engraved with a coat-of-arms below an earl's coronet, marked underneath
12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) long
80 oz. 8 dwt. (2,501 gr.)
The arms are those of Pratt quartering Jeffreys with Molesworth in pretence, for John, 2nd Earl Camden (1759-1840) and his wife Frances (d.1829), daughter and heir of William Molesworth of Wembury, co. Devon, whom he married in 1785. He inherited the earldom and the family estates on the death of his father in 1794. He was later created 1st Marquess Camden in 1812. He was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1795-1798.
John, 2nd Earl Camden, later 1st Marquess Camden (1759-1840), then by descent to
John, 5th Marquess Camden (1899–1983).
The Most Hon. Marquess Camden, D.L., J.P.; Sotheby's London, 23 January 1964, lot 92.
A Private Collector; sold Christie's, London, 12 June 2007, lot 49.
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