A SET OF SIX GEORGE III SILVER MEAT-DISHES AND A GEORGE III SILVER MAZARINE
A SET OF SIX GEORGE III SILVER MEAT-DISHES AND A GEORGE III SILVER MAZARINE

THE MEAT-DISHES MARK OF ROBERT SHARP, LONDON, 1792, THE MAZARINE MARK OF THOMAS ELLERTON AND RICHARD SIBLEY, LONDON, 1803

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A SET OF SIX GEORGE III SILVER MEAT-DISHES AND A GEORGE III SILVER MAZARINE
THE MEAT-DISHES MARK OF ROBERT SHARP, LONDON, 1792, THE MAZARINE MARK OF THOMAS ELLERTON AND RICHARD SIBLEY, LONDON, 1803
Plain oval and with reed-and-tie borders, each engraved with a coat-of-arms below an earl's coronet, marked underneath, the meat-dishes further engraved with scratchweights '54"16; '56"7; '40"11'; '38"13'; '38"7' and '39"10'
Two 17 ¼ in. (44.2 cm.); four 15 in. (38 cm.) wide
284 oz. 2 dwt. (8,836 gr.)
The arms are those of Pratt quartering Jeffreys with Molesworth in pretence, for John, 2nd Earl Camden (1759-1840) and his wife Frances (d.1829), daughter and heir of William Molesworth of Wembury, co. Devon, whom he married in 1785. He inherited the earldom and the family estates on the death of his father in 1794. He was later created 1st Marquess Camden in 1812. He was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1795-1798.
Provenance
John, 2nd Earl Camden, later 1st Marquess Camden (1759-1840), then by descent to
John, 5th Marquess Camden (1899–1983).
The Most Hon. Marquess Camden, D.L., J.P.; Sotheby's London, 23 January 1964, lot 92.
A Private Collector; Christie's, London, 12 June 2007, lots 50 and 51.

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