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A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER SALT-CELLARS
A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER SALT-CELLARS

MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1817

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A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER SALT-CELLARS
MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1817
Each circular bombé and on three lion mask-capped paw feet, the sides chased with foliage and flower swags on a matted ground, with foliage and shell cast borders, later engraved underneath with initials 'BC' below a baron's coronet, each marked underneath, further stamped '194', with later blue glass liners
4 in. (10.5 cm.) diam.
23 oz. (725 gr.)
The initials are those of Angela, Baroness Burdett-Coutts (1814-1906). (2)
Provenance
Angela, Baroness Burdett-Coutts (1814-1906), and then by descent.

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Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts (1814-1906) was the granddaughter of Thomas Coutts (1735-1822), founder and, in 1778, sole partner of the London banking firm Coutts & Co., and his first wife Susan Starkie (d. 1815). She used her wealth to amass a large art collection and to fund numerous philanthropic schemes for which she was created a Baroness by Queen Victoria in 1871. She died on December 30, 1906 and her body lay in State for two days, during which time 30,000 people paid their last respects. She was buried in Westminster Abbey on 5 January 1906.

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