London, South Kensington
28 May 2002
A gold-cased fob seal
ENGLISH, EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
with simple scrollwork handle, the domed base with enamelled flowers and foliage on a white ground, the crystal matrix with engraved arms
The arms are those of Oxenden with Dunch in pretence for Sir George Oxenden, 5th Bt (1694-1775) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Edmund Dunch Esq. of Little Wittenham, Co. Buckingham whom he married in 1729. Sir George was M.P. for Sandwich and both Lord of the Admiralty and Lord of the Treasury.
See Plate 6
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