London, South Kensington
24 February 2009
A QUEEN ANNE SILVER TWO-HANDLED CUP AND COVER
MARK OF RICHARD BAYLEY, LONDON, 1712
The front engraved with a contemporary baroque coat-of-arms, the back later engraved with another, the cover engraved with crest, the inside rim of cover engraved with later presentation inscription
8 in. (20.4 cm.) high
30 oz. (930 gr.)
The arms on the front are those of Poulter with another in pretence. To the other side are the quartered arms of Hay-Drummond. The marshalling dates from 1739 when the Hon. Robert Hay, Archbishop of York, father of the 9th Earl of Kinnoull, inherited the Cromlix estate, Perthsire, under the terms of the entail of his great-grandfather William Drummond, Viscount Strathallan. The engraved crest on the cover is that of Hay of Scotland.
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The later presentation inscription reads The gift of his Partners to Sir James Leigh-Wood and Lady Leigh-Wood on their Silver Wedding Day, 18th Octr 1925.
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