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A ROYAL GEORGE II SILVER PRESENATION CHARGER
A ROYAL GEORGE II SILVER PRESENATION CHARGER
A ROYAL GEORGE II SILVER PRESENATION CHARGER
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Property from the Collection of A. Jerrold Perenchio
A ROYAL GEORGE II SILVER PRESENATION CHARGER

MARK OF JOHN EDWARDS II, LONDON, 1729

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A ROYAL GEORGE II SILVER PRESENATION CHARGER
MARK OF JOHN EDWARDS II, LONDON, 1729
Shallow circular, the applied rim with sweeping gadroons alternating with flutes, the center finely engraved with the Royal coat-of-arms of George II within a baroque cartouche flanked by supporters and above the motto DIEU ET MON DROIT, marked on border
19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm.) diameter
114 oz. 6 dwt. (3,555 gr.)
Provenance
Sir William Strickland (circa 1686 - 1 September, 1735), 4th Baronet of Boynton, co. York .
Sir George Strickland (March 1729 - 13 January, 1808), 5th Baronet of Boynton, co. York, thence by decent.
The Property of the Reverend J.E. Strickland; Sotheby's, London, 27 June 1963, lot 35.
Acquired from Asprey, London, 1983.
Literature
The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 105, No. 723, June, 1963, pp. lvii.
The Ivory Hammer: The Year at Sotheby's, 219th Season, 1962-1963, p. 163.

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The present dish was gifted by George II to Sir William Strickland (circa 1686-1735), 4th Baronet of Boynton, co. York, on the occasion of his son, George’s, christening in March 1729. Sir William was first son of Sir William Strickland, 3rd Baronet of Boynton, and his wife Elizabeth Palmes. Upon his father’s death in 1724 he succeeded to Baronet and shortly after became a Lord of the Treasury and Treasurer of the Queen’s Household. A great friend of Sir Robert Walpole, Strickland was chosen to replace Henry Pelham as Secretary at War in 1730, and was made a Privy Counsellor, a position he held until his health forced him to retire in 1735. On 9 March 1723 he married Catherine, daughter of Sir. Jeremy Sandbrook, of Gobions, co. Herford.
Strickland inherited Boynton Hall, near Scarborough, from his father in 1724. He commissioned Lord Burlington to redesign the frontage and William Kent the interiors. This ambitious and costly renovation proved considerably disappointing to Strickland, who returned from London to find that the local builders hired to execute Lord Burlington’s plans had deviated from his instruction. Strickland found the refurbishment to be terribly old-fashioned and not the grand, fashionable Palladian hall he had envisioned and anticipated finding upon his return.

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