2 - 3 June 2015
PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A SET OF TWELVE GEORGE III SILVER DINNER-PLATES
MARK OF WILLIAM CRIPPS, LONDON, 1760
Each shaped circular and with gadrooned border, later engraved with a crest below marquess' coronet, marked underneath, further numbered and engraved with a scratchweight 'No. 25 18=18'; 'No. 26 19=0'; 'No. 27 19=11'; 'No. 28 18=13'; 'No. 29 18=14'; 'No. 30 19=5'; 'No. 31 17=17½'; 'No. 32 19=8'; 'No. 33 19=1'; 'No. 34 19=3½'; 'No. 35 18=19½' and 'No. 36 19=1'
9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) diam.
217 oz. 6 dwt. (6,760 gr.)
The crest is that of Hill almost certainly for Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire (1718-1793). The son of Trevor Hill, 1st Viscount Hillsborough, he succeeded in 1742 and was created Earl of Hillsborough in 1772 and Marquess of Downshire in 1789.
Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire (1718-1793) and by descent to
Arthur, 7th Marquess of Downshire (1894-1989).
The Marquess of Downshire; Christie’s, London, 14 March 1945, lot 72 (part).
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