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A SET OF FIFTEEN GEORGE III SILVER DINNER PLATES

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A SET OF FIFTEEN GEORGE III SILVER DINNER PLATES
maker's mark of John Wakelin and William Taylor, London, 1781


Circular and with beaded borders, engraved with crests, the reverses engraved with numbers, scratch weights and the initials E.C.G., marked on reverses - 9½in. (24cm.) diam.
214ozs. (6,674grs.)

The crests are those of Guinness and Lee for Edward Cecil Guinness, later 1st Earl of Iveagh, K.P., G.C.V.O. (1847-1927), Chancellor of Dublin University from 1908, J.P. Co. Dublin, and High Sheriff in 1876. He was created a Baronet in 1885, and elevated to the peerage as Baron Iveagh of Iveagh in 1891. He was later advanced to a viscountcy in 1905 and to the Earldom of Iveagh in 1919. He married his cousin Adelaide Maria, daughter of Richard Samuel Guinness, M.P., of Deepwell, Co. Dublin, in 1873. (15)
Provenance
Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh, (1847-1927) and thence by descent to his second son,
Arthur Ernest Guinness, D.L., J.P. (1876-1949) and thence by to his eldest daughter
Aileen Sybil Mary Plunkett
Luttrellstown Castle, Christie's House Sale, 26 September 1983, lot 704
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