A SET OF FOUR GEORGE II SILVER SAUCEBOATS
A SET OF FOUR GEORGE II SILVER SAUCEBOATS

MARK OF SAMUEL COURTAULD, LONDON, 1753

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A SET OF FOUR GEORGE II SILVER SAUCEBOATS
MARK OF SAMUEL COURTAULD, LONDON, 1753
Each helmet-shaped with gadrooned rim, with quilted and foliage cast scroll handles, on gadrooned and shell cast foot, engraved with a crest below an earl's coronet, each marked underneath, further engraved with number and scratchweight 'No 3 23=10'; 'No 4 22=19'; 'No 5 25?' and 'No 6 24=4'
8¼ in. (21 cm.) wide
89 oz. 6 dwt. (2,778 gr.)
The crest is that of Gower almost certainly for Granville, 2nd Earl Gower (1721-1803), later created 1st Marquess of Stafford. He succeeded his father on the latter's death in 1754. His son was created 1st Duke of Sutherland in 1833. (4)
Provenance
Granville, 2nd Earl Gower (1721-1803), later created 1st Marquess of Stafford and then by descent.
His Grace the Duke of Sutherland, K.T.; Christie's, London, 19 May 1944, lot 55 (£90 to Kaye).
The estate of Ferdinand Coudert; Christie's, New York, 20 October 1998, lot 383.
A Southern Private Collector; Sotheby's, New York, 30 April 2003, lot 278.

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A set of eight similar examples dated 1757 and also by Samuel Courtauld were sold by the Duke of Sutherland, Christie's, London, 14 June 2005, lot 260.
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