13 - 14 June 2002
A set of fourteen George III silver dinner-plates
Mark of John Wakelin and William Taylor, London, 1787
Each shaped circular, with gadrooned borders, engraved with a coat-of-arms within Garter motto and with viscount's coronet above, each marked on reverse and engraved with scratchweight, some additionally engraved with number
9½in. (24.2cm.) diam.
The arms are for Thomas, 3rd Viscount Weymouth, later 1st Marquess of Bath (1734-1796) (14)
Supplied to Thomas, 3rd Viscount Weymouth and later 1st Marquess of Bath (1734-1796) and 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 William Tayler Gentleman's Ledger 1784-1792, folio 215
1896 Inventory, (2nd Marquess' Heirlooms), Plate, 'Ninety-six meat plates with gadroon edges'.
The entry for these plates in John Wakelin and William Tayler's Gentleman's Ledger reads:
'Lord Vist Weymouth
to 24 Gadrooneed plates to match 436oz 2dwt 6/8 £145 7s
To Engraving 24 coats Garters and coronets 4/6 ea 4 bags £5 16s
To Duty 6d £10 18s 0d a packing box 1/6 £10 19s 6d'.
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