1 December 2005
A SET OF TWELVE OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE DINNER-PLATES
MARK OF MATTHEW BOULTON AND CO., BIRMINGHAM, CIRCA 1815
Each circular and with a shell and leaf heightened gadrooned rim, engraved with a crest, marked on the back
10 7/8 in. (28 cm.) diam.
The crest is that of Boulton for Matthew Robinson Boulton, the son of the celebrated silversmith and industrialist Matthew Boulton (12)
The Late Major Eustace Robb, sold by order of the executors; Christie's House Sale, Great Tew Park, 27-29 May 1987, lot 782
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The estate at Great Tew in Oxfordshire was purchased by Boulton in 1815.
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