12 June 2007
A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER MEAT-DISHES
MARK OF ROBERT SHARP, LONDON, 1794
Oval and with a ribbon-tied reeded border, engraved with a coat-of-arms below an earl's coronet, marked on the back, each further engraved with a scratchweight '55"12'; '55"7'
17 3/8 in. (44 cm.) wide
105 oz. (3,275 gr.)
The arms are those of Pratt quartering Jeffreys with Molesworth in pretence, for John, 2nd Earl Camden (1759-1840) and his wife Frances (d.1829). (2)
John, 2nd Earl Camden, later 1st Marquess Camden (1759-1840)
then by descent to
The Most Hon. Marquess Camden, D.L., J.P.; Sotheby's London, 23 January 1964, lot 89 (part)
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