22 November 2000
A Portuguese or Portuguese-Colonial silver-gilt dish
Unmarked, early 17th century
Octagonal and with pierced stylised foliage rim, the border chased with scrolling fruits and foliage and rabbits, the centre with scrolls and foliage and raised central boss chased with a stork eating a flower, the reverse later engraved with the initial S with Royal Duke's crown above
13in. (33cm.) long
The initial is for H.R.H. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex K.G. (1773-1843), 6th son of King George III.
His Late Royal Highness, The Duke of Sussex, K.G., Christie's London, 26 June 1843, lot 465 (one of a set of four),
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