19 October 2005
A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III SILVER MEAT DISHES
MARK OF WILLIAM BENNETT, LONDON, 1816
Each shaped oval and with a gadrooned rim, engraved with a coat-of-arms and an inscription, marked on back
17¼in. (43.5cm.) long
The arms are those of Wilks impaling another, for Colonel Mark Wilks (c.1760-1831).
The inscription reads: 'Presented by the Inhabitants of St Helena to COLONEL MARK WILKS late GOVERNOR of that ISLAND as a Memorial of their Esteem, Respect, & Gratitude 1816' (4)
Colonel Mark Wilks (c.1760-1831) and then by descent.
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