28 - 29 October 2009
A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III SILVER ENTREE-DISHES
MARK OF BENJAMIN STEPHENSON, LONDON, 1774
Engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked underneath, engraved with a scratchweight '20"12'; '21"4'; '20"15' and '20"3'
10¼ in. (26 cm.) wide
82 oz. (2,554 gr.)
The arms are those of Rushout impaling Bowes, for Sir John Rushout, 5th Bt. (1738-1800) and Rebecca (d.1818), daughter of Humphrey Bowles of Wanstead, Essex, who he married in 1766. Sir John succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1764 and was created Baron Northwick in 1797. (4)
Captain E. G. Spencer-Churchill, M.C., The Northwick Park Collection; Christie's, London, 26 May 1965, lot 114 (£900 to Harvey and Gore).
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