13 - 14 June 2002
A set of twelve George III silver dinner-plates
London, 1763, maker's mark WT with pellet between in oval punch attributed to William Tuite
Each shaped circular, with gadrooned border, later engraved with a coat-of-arms within Garter motto and with marquess' coronet above, marked on reverse, each engraved with scratchweight and number
9¾in. (24.8cm.) diam.
The arms are those of Thomas, 1st Marquess of Bath (1734-1796) (12)
Thomas, 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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1896 Inventory, (2nd Marquess' Heirlooms), Plate, 'Ninety-six meat plates with gadroon edges'.
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Please note that the weight should read 200oz. (6,231gr.)
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