A PAIR OF GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SIDEBOARD DISHES
A PAIR OF GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SIDEBOARD DISHES

MARK OF EDWARD FARRELL, LONDON, 1824

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A PAIR OF GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SIDEBOARD DISHES
Mark of Edward Farrell, London, 1824
Each circular dish chased and applied with panels of fruits within grotesque surrounds, on matted ground, the center engraved with a coat-of-arms within a surround of mythological sea creatures, including Poseiden, a triton and horses, each on plain circular foot, one marked under rim, the other marked on rim
14¾in. (37.5cm.) diameter; 92oz. (2871gr.) (2)
Provenance
The Estate of the late R.J. Meade Fetherstonhaugh, sold Christie's, London, April 26, 1972, lot 9
Literature
John Culme, Nineteenth-Century Silver, 1977, p. 137
J.B. Hawkins, The Al-Tajir Collection of Silver and Gold, 1983, vol. I, p. 170-71
The Glory of the Goldsmith: Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al-Tajir Collection, 1989, no. 153, p. 200
Exhibited
Sydney Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1980, no. 36
"The Glory of the Goldsmith: Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al-Tajir Collection," Christie's, 1989, no. 153
Post lot text
[SUPP LINE DRAWING - BARCODE 20848132]
The fine engraving on the dishes was inspired by the work of Italian Renaissance designer Stefano Della Bella (1610-1664), Raccolta di varii capricci. Silversmith Edward Farrell (c.1775-1850) drew upon historical forms and decorative elements of the 16th-18th centuries to produce some of the most innovative silver designs of the early 19th century.

Lot Essay

The arms are those of Fetherstonhaugh

A dessert service of 1823-25, almost identical to the present lot, comprising eight shaped circular plates and five dessert stands ensuite, sold in these Rooms, April 20, 2001, lot 254.
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