A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT DESSERT FLATWARE SERVICE
A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT DESSERT FLATWARE SERVICE
A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT DESSERT FLATWARE SERVICE
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A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT DESSERT FLATWARE SERVICE

MARK OF WILLIAM THEOBALDS, LONDON, 1829

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A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT DESSERT FLATWARE SERVICE
MARK OF WILLIAM THEOBALDS, LONDON, 1829
Fiddle Thread pattern, the reverse of handle terminals engraved with three crests beneath a marchioness' coronet, comprising:
Twenty-four dessert spoons
Twenty-four dessert forks
Twenty-four dessert knives
Two two-piece carving sets
Six berry spoons
A sauce ladle
Two ice cream servers
A pair of grape shears
A sugar sifting spoon
All in a fitted wooden chest with three removable trays, the hinged cover with a brass plaque engraved 'Marchioness of Hastings, Countess of Loudoun'
124 oz (3,856 gr.) weighable silver
Provenance
Flora Mure-Campbell, 6th Countess of Loudoun, Marchioness of Hastings (1780-1840).
The Estate of J. A. Peter Strassburger; Christies, New York, April 14, 1994, lot 349.

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Lot Essay

The crests are those of Hastings, Loudon and Rawdon, for Flora Campbell, 6th Countess of Loudoun, Marchioness of Hastings (1780-1840), widow of General Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings (1754-1826), daughter of Major-General James Mure-Campbell, 5th Earl of Loudoun (1726-1786).
Flora Mure-Campbell, daughter of James, 5th Earl of Loudon, was born in 1780, and in 1817, as suo jure Countess of Loudon, married Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings. Lord Hastings, a decorated soldier, was appointed Governor of Malta in 1824, but then died on board H.M.S. Revenge off Naples aged 71 on November 26, 1826. Lady Hastings died in 1840 at Kelburne Castle and was buried at Loudon. Her husband's right hand, which at his request had been cut off on board the Revenge after his death and preserved, was buried with her.

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