11 June 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A set of twelve George II silver dinner-plates
Mark of Edward Wakelin, London, 1749
Each shaped circular, with gadrooned borders, engraved with a lozenge of arms and later with a coat-of-arms, the first in foliate and scale mantling, each marked on reverse, also engraved with number and scratchweight: 'No 2 19=0'; 'No 3 18-14'; 'No 6 19=0'; 'No 7 18=17'; 'No 8 18=19'; 'No 11 18=8'; 'No 17 18=17'; 'No 20 18=15'; 'No 22 18=8'; 'No 24 18=17'; 'No 28 18=16'; 'No 31 19=1'
9¾in. (24.5cm.) diam.
The earlier arms are those of Somerset impaling Finch for Lady Charlotte, Duchess of Somerset (d.1773), the second wife and widow of Charles 6th Duke of Somerset (1662-1748) and daughter of Daniel, 6th Earl of Winchelsea. (12)
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