A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SMALL REPRODUCTION OF THE VINTNERS' COMPANY STANDING SALT
Property from T.R.H. The Dukes of Gloucester
A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SMALL REPRODUCTION OF THE VINTNERS' COMPANY STANDING SALT

MARK OF WAKELY & WHEELER, LONDON, 1911

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A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SMALL REPRODUCTION OF THE VINTNERS' COMPANY STANDING SALT
MARK OF WAKELY & WHEELER, LONDON, 1911
On square base resting on sphinx feet, the sides chased with figures representing the Virtues, the finial formed as a figure and vase, marked underneath and on cover and stamped '11', the interior of the salt with presentation scroll with coat-of-arms of the Vintners' Company and seal, in fitted presentation box
5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high
8 oz. (248 gr.)
The presentation scroll reads 'These are to Certify that His Royal Highness Henry William Frederick Albert, Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, / Duke of Gloucester, Earl of Ulster, Baron Culloden, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight of the Most Ancient and / Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Knight of the Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick, Member of His Majesty's Honorable Privy Council / was this day admitted into the FREEDOM of the Worshipful Company of Vintners, Honoris Causa. / Witness my hand this Twelfth day of March, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty Six.'
Provenance
Presented to H.R.H. The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974) by the Vintner's Company on his admission to the Freedom of the Company.

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Lot Essay

The present salt is based on The Vintners' Company salt of 1569. These reproductions were commissioned for presentation to members of the company to commemorate the coronation of H.M. King George V (1910-1936).
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