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A George III silver-gilt dessert service
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A George III silver-gilt dessert service

MARK OF DIGBY SCOTT AND BENJAMIN SMITH, LONDON, 1806, THE KIDNEY-SHAPED DISHES WITH MARK OF BENJAMIN AND JAMES SMITH, LONDON, TWO 1809, TWO 1810, THE ORMULU STANDS MID 19TH CENTURY

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A George III silver-gilt dessert service
Mark of Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith, London, 1806, the kidney-shaped dishes with mark of Benjamin and James Smith, London, two 1809, two 1810, the ormulu stands mid 19th century
Comprising four circular dishes, four oval dishes and four kidney-shaped dishes, each with ribbon-tied reed-and-vine borders, each engraved with a coat-of-arms with earl's coronet above, each marked on reverse, the oval and kidney-shaped dishes each with later ormulu stands, each on for foliate scroll feet and with vine borders, the circular dishes with vine circlet
The oval dishes 14 1/8in. (36cm.) long
The circular dishes 10¼in. (26cm.) diam.
The kidney-shaped dishes 12in. (30.8cm.) long
348oz. (10,837gr.)
The arms are those of Montgomerie quartering Eglinton presumably for Hugh, 12th Earl of Eglinton K.T. (1739-1819), who inherited the title from his kinsman in 1796. He was created a peer of the United Kingdon in 1806 as Baron Ardrossan of Ardrossan. He rebuilt the castle of Eglinton and also constructed Ardrossan Harbour and the Paisley Canal. (12)
Provenance
Hugh, 12th Earl of Eglinton K.T. (1739-1819) and then by descent to
Archibald, 16th Earl of Eglinton and Winton (1880-1945)
The Earl of Eglinton and Winton; Christie's London, 12 July 1922, the dishes, lot 20 (£70 to Comyns), lot 21 (£78 to Comyns) and lot 22 (£146 to Comyns), the stands lots 52 and 53 (£6 to Coymns and £7 to Comyns).
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