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Four George IV silver-gilt dressing-pots
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Four George IV silver-gilt dressing-pots

MARK PROBABLY THAT OF THOMAS WIMBUSH, LONDON, 1828

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Four George IV silver-gilt dressing-pots
Mark probably that of Thomas Wimbush, London, 1828
Comprising two larger, and two smaller pots, each cylindrical, with reeded borders, the slightly domed detachable covers each engraved with the initial 'S' and ducal coronet, one further engraved under base with additional 'S' and coronet and with inscription 'Once the property of the Duke of Sussex', each marked on bezel of base and inside cover
the larger pair, 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high, the smaller, 2 in. (5 cm.) high
20oz. (632gr.) (4)
Provenance
H.R.H. Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843).
Neville Hamwee, Esq.
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H.R.H. Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, was the 6th son of George III. In addition to the Dukedom of Sussex, he was created Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Baron Arklow and Earl of Inverness. Until 1804, he was mainly in continental Europe, and in 1792, when in Rome, he met Lady Augusta Murray, daughter of the Earl of Dunmore, whom he married in 1793, although the union was declared void by his father, George III. Throughout his life, he was a supporter of progressive political reform and also enlightened in the advancement of art and science: he was elected president of the Society of Arts in 1816 and from 1830-1838 was president of the Royal Society.
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