13 - 14 June 2002
A set of four George III silver sauceboats
Mark of John Wakelin and Robert Garrard, London, 1796
Each slightly waisted oval, on three reeded pad feet with reeded cartouche-shaped terminals, and reeded scroll handles, with gadrooned rim, each engraved with a crest with marquess' coronet above, each marked on base
8¼in. (20.6cm.) long
The crest is for Thomas, 2nd Marquess of Bath (1765-1837) (4)
Thomas, 2nd Marquess of Bath K.G. (1765-1837) thence by descent to
John Alexander, 4th Marquess of Bath (1831-1896) Longleat, Wiltshire and by descent at Longleat
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Victoria and Albert Museum Mss. SD.95.0050, John Wakelin and Robert Garrard Gentleman's Ledger 1796-1803, folio 168
1896 Inventory, (2nd Marquess' Heirlooms), Plate, 'Four rope edge sauceboats, with open handles on feet'.
The entry for these sauceboats in John Wakelin and Robert Garrard's Gentleman's Ledger reads:
'168 The Marquis of Bath
Mar t 22
To 4 Gad lip Sauce Boats...........duty 6d 58oz 11dwt 9/2gr £26 16s 9d'.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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