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A PAIR OF REGENCY SILVER ENTREE DISHES ON SHEFFIELD-PLATED WARMING STANDS
PROPERTY OF BALLARD ROGERS, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
A PAIR OF REGENCY SILVER ENTREE DISHES ON SHEFFIELD-PLATED WARMING STANDS

MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1812; THE STANDS MARK OF MATTHEW BOULTON

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A PAIR OF REGENCY SILVER ENTREE DISHES ON SHEFFIELD-PLATED WARMING STANDS
MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1812; THE STANDS MARK OF MATTHEW BOULTON
Each oblong, the Sheffield-plated warming stand on four paw, shell and acanthus feet, with two reeded handles also with shells and acanthus, with removable Sheffield-plated liner, the silver serving dish with gadrooned rim with shells and acanthus at intervals, the domed silver cover with gardooning at base, with ovoid finial decorated with beading and acanthus, with reeded and acanthus handle atop lion's-mask joins, the covers engraved on each side circa 1834 with a Baroness's coat-of-arms, the silver dishes engraved on each side with the same coat-of-arms and twice inside with monogram SEW beneath a Baroness's coronet, marked on finials, covers, nuts, dishes and one row of beading, the Sheffield-plated warming stands with mark of Matthew Boulton
16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) long over handles; 141 oz. (4,396 gr.) weighable silver (2)
Provenance
Sophia-Elizabeth Wykeham, Baroness Wenman (1790-1870), of Thame Park, Oxfordshire, by collateral descent to
H. W. Wykeham-Musgrave, Esq., sold Christie's, London, 18 February 1920, lot 89 (part)

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The arms are those of Wykeham quartering others, as borne by Sophia-Elizabeth Wykeham, Baroness Wenman of Thame Park, Oxfordshire, only daughter and heir of William Richard Wykeham, Esq., of Swalcliffe, Oxfordshire. She inherited his substantial estates on his death in 1800.

Baroness Wenman is remembered for her intimate acquaintenceship with the Duke of Clarence (later King William IV), who married Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen in 1818. William became King in 1830 and, in 1834, created Miss Wykeham Baroness Wenman. She never married.

These entrée dishes belong to a vast silver dinner service ordered by the heiress from 1808 through 1831. Composed of seventy-two dinner plates, six sauce tureens, meat dishes, dessert stands, entrée dishes, cruets, and and candelabra, with a total weight of over 4,000 ounces, the service was undoubtedly used for grand entertainments, including the fete Miss Wykeham gave on the coronation of William's brother, George IV, in 1821. The entire service was sold by H. W. Wykeham-Musgrave, the heir of Thame Park, at Christie's in 1920.
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