22 January 2009
A ROYAL AMBASSADORIAL GEORGE III SILVER TABLE-SERVICE
MARK OF GEORGE SMITH AND WILLIAM FEARN, AND WILLIAM SUMNER, LONDON, 1789
Old English Thread pattern, engraved with the Royal crest within a garter motto and below the Royal crown, comprising:
123 oz. (3,824 gr.) (52)
Probably given to Alleyne FitzHerbert, later 1st Baron St. Helens (1753-1839) for his Embassy at Madrid, 1790-94, and by descent.
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