24 April 2008
A WILLIAM IV SILVER SALVER
MARK OF WILLIAM KER REID, LONDON, 1836
Shaped circular, with rocaille and foliage border, further engraved with foliage and a coat-of-arms below a Duke's coronet, standing on four, foliage and scroll rocaille feet, marked underneath
19¾ in. (50 cm.) diam.
121 oz. (3,752 gr.)
The arms are those of Galloway quartering Abernethy, Brehin and Stewart with Douglas in pretence as granted to Archibald, 1st Baron Douglas (1748-1827) grandson of James, 2nd Marquess of Douglas (1646-1700). The arms are almost certainly for the Hon. Charles Douglas (1775-1848), later 3rd Baron Douglas, second son of Archibald, 1st Baron Douglas and brother of Archibald, 2nd Baron Douglas (1773-1844). Douglas was a barrister at Lincoln Inn and served as Tory M.P. for Lanark from 1830-1832. He died unmarried in 1848.
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