30 - 31 May 2012
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A PAIR OF GEORGE III IRISH SILVER-GILT SAUCE-TUREENS AND COVERS
DUBLIN, 1769, MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT
Shaped oval and on four scroll-capped feet, with two scroll handles, the detachable covers with fruiting finial, engraved with a coat-of-arms below an earl's coronet, with the traces of later gilding, each marked underneath, the bases engraved with scratchweights '24=6' and '23=16'
8 in. (20.2 cm.) wide
45 oz. 19 dwt. (1,429 gr.)
The arms are those of Gore with Saunders in pretence for Sir Arthur Gore, 3rd Bt. and 1st Earl of Arran (1703-1773) and his wife Jane (d.1747), daughter and heiress of Richard Saunders, of Saunders Court, co. Wexford and widow of William Worth, who he married in 1730/1. He was created an earl in 1762. He educated at Trinity College, Dublin achieving a B.A. in 1722. He became a barrister in King's Inns in 1730 and was M.P. for Donegal Borough from 1727 until 1758. He was High Sheriff of Wexford in 1738 and served as Custos Rotulorum of co. Mayo from 1762 until his death in 1773. (2)
Arthur, 1st Earl of Arran (1703-1773)
Galerie Jörg Stucker, Bern, May 1959, lots 68 and 69.
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