2 - 3 June 2015
PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER-GILT CUPS AND COVERS
MARK OF GEORGE BOOTHBY, LONDON, 1751
Each on spreading foot, with scroll handles, detachable cover and pinecone finial, cast and applied with flowers and scrolls, engraved twice with coat-of-arms, marked on base and cover bezel
7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) long over handles
53 oz. 3 dwt. (1,652 gr.)
The arms are those of Neave impaling Digby for Sir Thomas Neave, 2nd Bt. (1761-1848) and his wife Francis Caroline (d.1835), daughter of the Very Rev. Hon. William Digby, Dean of Durham, whom he married in 1791.
Sir Thomas Neave, 2nd Bt. (1761-1848) of Dagnam Park, Essex and then by descent.
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