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A GEORGE IV ROYAL SILVER INKSTAND
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A GEORGE IV ROYAL SILVER INKSTAND

MARK OF WILLIAM EATON, LONDON, 1829

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A GEORGE IV ROYAL SILVER INKSTAND
MARK OF WILLIAM EATON, LONDON, 1829
Oval and on four bun feet, chased with foliage and flower scrolls, with a ribbon-tied reeded rim heightened with fruiting grapevines, the two bottles and detachable ivory handled bell similarly decorated, the pen rests each engraved with an inscription, the bell and bottle covers each engraved with a 'G' beneath a Royal duke's coronet, fully marked
14½ in. (37 cm.) wide
gross weight 46 oz. (1,444 gr.)
The inscription reads 'The Gift of his Majesty King William the 4th to Prince George of Cumberland 27th May 1832'
Provenance
A gift to Prince George of Cumberland, later George V, King of Hanover and 2nd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale from his Uncle King William IV then by descent in the Royal House of Hanover
The Royal House of Hanover; Sotheby's House sale, 11 October 2005, Lot 2519
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Lot Essay

H.R.H. Prince George Frederick Alexander Charles Ernest Augustus, K.G., was born in Berlin 1819 as the eldest son of Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, King of Hanover (1771-1851), fifth son of King George III (1760-1820). He was born in Berlin in 1819, his mother Friederike (d.1841) was the daughter of Karl II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He was originally styled Prince George of Cumberland. He spent his childhood in Berlin and in Britain. His father succeeded to the throne of Hanover on the death of King William IV in 1837. Although often referred to as one of Queen Victoria's wicked uncles Prince George's father, Ernest Augustus was both kind hearted and generous and most notable among his brother's a loving husband. Moreover he was devoted to his son. Tragically Prince George was blinded in an accident at the age of thirteen.

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