London, South Kensington
19 November 2002
A George IV Silver Meat Platter from the Earl of Abingdon Service
Mark of Benjamin Smith, London, 1825
the oval platter with a shell and leaf decorated gadrooned rim, engraved twice with a coat-of-arms - 40.5cm. (16in.) long, 48oz.
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The arms are those of Bertie, for Montagu Bertie, fifth Earl of Abingdon.
A set of twelve silver-gilt dinner plates from the same service was offered at Sotheby's New York, 21 October 1998, lot 235.
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