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A GERMAN SILVER-GILT PLATEAU
A GERMAN SILVER-GILT PLATEAU

MARK OF PHILIPP KÜSEL, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1680

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A GERMAN SILVER-GILT PLATEAU
MARK OF PHILIPP KÜSEL, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1680
Shaped oval and with gadrooned borders, chased with six shell compartments and four circular cartouches, the centre engraved with a coat-of-arms, with wood backing, marked on rim
24 in. (60.5 cm.) long
The arms are those of Paget for William, 6th Baron Paget (1637-1713). He took his seat in the Lords in 1678. He opposed the Oxford parliament of Charles II. As a supporter of William and Mary, his appointment as Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire came after the Glorious Revolution. He became Ambassador in Vienna, where he remained until 1693. As Ambassador to Turkey, a post he held from 1693 until 1702, he played a pivotal role in the negotionations for peace between the Poles and the Turks. He visited Vienna once more when, in July 1702, he settled a dispute between the Emperor and the Grand Seigneur over Bosnia. He returned to London 1703, only to be appointed as Ambassador to Vienna again in 1705. He died at his London house in 1713 and was succeeded by his second son Henry, later created 1st Earl of Uxbridge in 1714.
Provenance
William, 6th Baron Paget (1637-1713), presumably to his second wife Isabel, daughter of Sir Anthony Irby, by descent to,
George Irby, 6th Baron Boston (1860-1941).
The late Lord Boston; Christie's, London, 25 February 1942, lot 92 (£22 to Davidson).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 13 November 1995, lot 126.

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