A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SIDEBOARD DISH
A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SIDEBOARD DISH
A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SIDEBOARD DISH
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Property from T.R.H. The Dukes of Gloucester
A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SIDEBOARD DISH

MARK OF JOHN EDWARD TERREY AND COMPANY, LONDON, 1823

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A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SIDEBOARD DISH
MARK OF JOHN EDWARD TERREY AND COMPANY, LONDON, 1823
Shaped-circular, the border embossed with sprays of fruits and flowers on matted ground, the centre with a bacchanal with Silenus on a braying donkey, engraved twice with the Royal arms within scrolling cartouche, marked on border and in centre
18 in. (46 cm.) diameter
70 oz. 14 dwt. (2,220 gr.)
The Royal arms accollé with the Royal arms are possibly for Prince William, 2nd Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1766-1834) and his wife and first cousin Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1776-1857), daughter of King George III (1760-1820), whom he married in 1816.
Provenance
Probably by descent to H.R.H. The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974).

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Lot Essay

Silenus was the wine god, Dionysus' companion and mentor. A bon vivant he was usually drunk supported by satyrs or carried by a donkey, and when he was intoxicated Silenus was said to possess special knowledge and the power of prophecy.
This version showing Silenus on a braying donkey takes after a depiction by Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480 - c.1534) and was a favourite subject of John Edward Terrey who used it on several version of salvers but also tea service and wine coolers.

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