20 November 2009
A GEORGE III SILVER DISH-COVER
MARK OF RICHARD COOKE, LONDON, 1806
Circular with a part lobed lower border, engraved twice with the Royal arms with a label for difference within the Garter motto and with Royal duke's coronet above, further engraved with initials 'EA' over 'F', handle lacking, marked inside
9 in. (22.5 cm.)
35 oz. (1,077 gr.)
The Royal arms are for Prince Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, later King of Hanover (1771-1851).
The initials stand for 'Ernst Augustus Fidekommiss' - the entailed estate of Ernst Augustus.'
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