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A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER-GILT DRESSING-TABLE DISHES FROM THE HEATHCOTE MOYER DRESSING-TABLE SERVICE
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A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER-GILT DRESSING-TABLE DISHES FROM THE HEATHCOTE MOYER DRESSING-TABLE SERVICE

MARK OF JOHN PARKER AND EDWARD WAKELIN, LONDON, 1766

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A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER-GILT DRESSING-TABLE DISHES FROM THE HEATHCOTE MOYER DRESSING-TABLE SERVICE
MARK OF JOHN PARKER AND EDWARD WAKELIN, LONDON, 1766
Each elongated octagonal with gadrooned rim and pierced sides, each applied with two scroll handles, engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked underneath
9 in. (22.8 cm.) wide
20 oz. (637 gr.)
The arms are those of Heathcote quartering another, probably Rayner, with Moyer in pretence, for John Heathcote (d.1795) of Conington Castle, and his wife Lydia (d.1822), daughter and heir of Benjamin Moyer (d.1759), whom he married in 1764. (2)
Provenance
Supplied by John Parker and Edward Wakelin in 1767 to
John Heathcote (d.1795) of Conington Castle, co. Huntingdon.
Commander G. E. P. and Mrs. How.
The How Collection; Woolley and Wallis, Salisbury, 30 October 2007, lot 386.
Literature
John Parker and Edward Wakelin, Gentleman's Ledger No. 3, folio 154
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Lot Essay

John Heathcote commissioned the toilet service shortly after his marriage to Lydia Moyer. It was on a sumptuous scale weighing 430 ounces and gilded at a cost of over £56.

The invoice the service is recorded in the Gentleman's Ledger

Folio 154 John Heathcote Esq.
Feb 28 1767
To a pr Nurle'd hand waiters with fluted bouget 10 oz. 13 dwt. 7/8 gr. £7 10s 9d
To graving 2 coats 7s
To 4 oval pierced salts 12 oz. 3 dwt. 5/8 gr. £3 9s
To making 15 each, Grav'g crests 2 Glasses 8 £13 10s
To 4 shell salt spoons with twisted handles 1 oz. 6 dwt. 13s 6d
Aprl 18
To a looking glass frame 53 oz. 6 dwt.
To a Jewells trunk 8 boxes 2 essence pots and a pair of figure candlesticks 277 oz. 3 dwt.
430 oz. 9 dwt. 9/8 gr. £208 1s
To 2 fine octagonal pierced trays 20oz. 14 dwt. 5/8 gr. £5 17s 4d To making @ £3 10s each £7
To gilding the whole wt 451 oz. 3 dwt. @ 2/6 per oz. £56 7s 9d
To graving 17 coats £6 7s
To cash pd for fashion of the lock and key of ye Jewells Trunk £1 1s
To Do for a looking glass and a mahogany back &c £2 10s
To a red morocco leather case with a drawer & 2 cushions £6 6s
To 2 blew glass lining and Gilding 2 philligree Cups £1 9s
£310 9s 4d
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A pair of dressing table jars from the service were sold Christie's, New York, 26 October 2007, lot 272.

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