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A GEORGE III SILVER DINNER SERVICE
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLECTION
A GEORGE III SILVER DINNER SERVICE

MARKS OF HERNE & BUTTY, WAKELIN & GARRARD, AND CHARLES KANDLER II, LONDON, 1763/78/91/93

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A GEORGE III SILVER DINNER SERVICE
MARKS OF HERNE & BUTTY, WAKELIN & GARRARD, AND CHARLES KANDLER II, LONDON, 1763/78/91/93
Each shaped oval, engraved with crest and motto, the 1791 and later pieces also engraved with a baron's coronet, each marked on reverse, comprising:
Four platters, mark of Lewis Herne & Francis Butty, 1763, 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) long
Four platters, by the same, 1763, 13 in. (33 cm.) long
Two platters, by the same, 1763, 16 in. (40.7 cm.) long
One platter, mark of Wakelin & Garrard, 1793, 16 in. (40.7 cm.) long
One platter, mark of Herne & Butty, 1763, 18 3/8 in. (46.8 cm.) long
One platter, mark of Charles Kandler II, 1778, 18 3/8 in. (46.8 cm.) long
A pair of mazarines to fit the previous two platters, mark of Wakelin & Taylor, 1791, each 15¾ in. (40 cm.) long, scratch marks engraved on reverse: 22=15 and 23=10
One platter, mark of Wakelin & Garrard, 1793, 20 in. (50.8 cm.) long
One platter, by the same, 1793, 23¼ in. (59 cm.)
Largest 23¼ in. (59.1 cm.) long; 553 oz. (17204 gr.) (17)
Provenance
Property from the Estate of the Dowager Lady Beaverbrook, sold
Sotheby's, New York, 19 October 1995, lot 429.

Lot Essay

The crest is that of Amherst for Jeffrey Amherst (1717-1797) who led a distinguished military career. In North America he was Commander-in-Chief from 1758-1764 with numerous successes including taking Montreal and with it all Canada in 1760. He was Governor of Virginia from 1759-1768 and of Guernsey from 1770-1797. He was created K.B. 1761, P.C. in 1772, Baron Amherst of Holmesdale in 1776 and Baron Amherst of Montreal in 1778.

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