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A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER BUTTER-DISHES AND COVERS
A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER BUTTER-DISHES AND COVERS

MARK OF ELIZA GODFREY, LONDON, 1758

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A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER BUTTER-DISHES AND COVERS
MARK OF ELIZA GODFREY, LONDON, 1758
Oval, the sides and covers cast and chased with basketweave, with gadrooned handles, engraved inside the base and cover with a crest, marked underneath and on cover bezel
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide
45 oz. (1,402 gr.)
The crest is that of Style, possibly for Sir Thomas Style, 4th Bt. (d.1769), who married Elizabeth (d.1737), daughter of Sir Charles Hotham 4th Bt. (d.1722). He demolished and rebuilt the family seat Wateringbury Place in the early part of the 18th century. (2)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 23 May 1962, lot 51.
Acquired from S.J. Phillips Ltd., London, September 1975.
Literature
Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, Visite Privée: Hôtels Particuliers de Paris, Paris, 1999, p.188.

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