13 - 14 June 2002
A pair of William IV silver butter-shells
Mark of Joseph and John Angell, London, 1828
Each formed as a scallop shell on three whelk feet, the valve cast and chased with dolphins, foliate scrolls and shells on a textured ground, with a central cartouche engraved with a crest, marked on reverse
6in. (15cm.) long
The crest is that of Botfield for Beriah Botfield, Esq. (1807-1863). (2)
Beriah Botfield, Esq. (1807-1863), Norton Hall and by whom bequeathed to the Thynne family.
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1942 Inventory, Norton Hall Schedule C, Silver and Plate at Drummonds Bank, Oak Silver Chest, 'a pair of engraved George III scallop shell butter dishes 4.0.0'.
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