25 November 2008
A SET OF TWELVE GEORGE II SILVER DINNER-PLATES FROM THE DOWAGER DUCHESS OF SOMERSET SERVICE
MARK OF EDWARD WAKELIN, LONDON, 1749
Each shaped circular and with gadrooned rim, engraved with lozenge-of-arms below a duchess' coronet, each marked on the reverse, further engraved with a number and scratchweight 'no2 19=0'; 'no3 18=14'; 'no6 19=0'; 'no7 18=17'; 'no8 18=19'; 'no11 18=8'; 'no17 18=17'; 'no20 18=15'; 'no22 18=8'; 'no24 18=17'; 'no28 18=16' and 'no31 19=1'
9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) diam.
211 oz. (6,568 gr.)
The arms are those of Seymour impaling Finch for Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset (d.1749) and his second wife Lady Charlotte Finch, (d.1773) who he married in 1725/6 and as borne by the Dowager Duchess of Somerset. (12)
Lady Charlotte Finch, Dowager Duchess of Somerset (d.1773).
A Gentleman; Christie's London, 11 June 2003, lot 60.
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