7 May 2009
A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III SILVER ENTREE DISHES AND COVERS
MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1813
Each oblong and with gadrooned borders, the covers each with a detachable handle cast as a heraldic boar, the covers engraved with a coat-of-arms, the dishes each engraved inside with two crests, each marked on dish, on cover and on handle
11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) wide
235 oz. (7,317 gr.)
The arms are those of FitzGerald, for John Franceis FitzGerald (b.1791). (4)
Commissioned by John Frauncis FitzGerald, The Knight of Glin (b.1791), following his marriage in 1812 to Bridget, daughter of the Rev. Joseph Eyre of Westerham, Kent, from Garrard and delivered 1 September 1813 and then by descent.
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Garrard Gentleman's Ledgers, 1 September 1813, folio 267
'To 4 gadrooned double Dishes wth crest buttons 246 [oz.] 17 [dwt.] 11/6 [gr.] [£] 143 10[s] 3[d]'
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