15 June 2004
A George II large silver second-course dish
Mark of Edward Aldridge, London, 1745
Shaped circular, with foliage-wrapped gadrooned border, engraved with a coat-of-arms within floral mantling, marked on reverse, also engraved with number and scratchweight: 'No 195:19'
18¾in. (48cm.) diam.
The arms are those of Major impaling Dale of Sir John Major 1st Bt., of Wortlingworth Hall, co. Suffolk (1698-1781) and his wife Elzabeth (d.1780), only daughter of Daniel Dale of Bridlington, whom he married in 1723/4. Sir John was created a baronet in 1765 having been an Elder Brother of Trinity House from 1741, Sheriff of Suffolk in 1754 and M.P. from Scarborough for seven years from 1761. The special remainder in the grant of the baronetcy meant that on his death without male issue the title passed to his son-in-law John Henniker (1724-1803), who was created Baron Henniker in 1800.
Sir John Major 1st Bt., of Wortlingworth Hall, co. Suffolk (1698-1781) and then by descent to his son-in-law
John, 1st Baron Henniker (1724-1803) and then by descent to
Charles, 6th Baron Henniker (1872-1956)
A Nobleman [Lord Henniker]; Christie's London, 30 March 1911, lot 114 (£42 to D. Davis)
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