London, South Kensington
30 May 2001
A GEORGE III SILVER WAITER
MARK OF RICHARD RUGG OR RICHARD REW, 1772
the circular waiter with a gadroon rim, raised on three hoof feet and centrally engraved with a crest and motto - 17.8cm (7 in), 9oz.
See Plate 4
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