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By tradition and as recorded in C. Jackson, op. cit, in the possession of a Mrs. Frances Jefferson by 1582, a servant of Queen Elizabeth I and by descent to female heirs bearing her name until there being no heir named Frances, it was sold in 1801 to
William Wilson (d.1833) F.S.A. of The Minories in the City of London.
Stuart Montagu Samuel M.P. (1856-1926), later 1st Baronet, nephew of Samuel, 1st Baron Swaythling.
A Gentleman [Stuart M. Samuel M.P.]; Christie’s, London, 28 June 1905, lot 73 (£500 to Crichton].
with Crichton Brothers.
William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951),
The Hearst Collection; Parke Bernet, New York, 7 January 1939, lot 274.
For further provenance and exhibition information please refer to the online listing for this lot on Christies.com.
C. Jackson, The History of English Plate, London, 1911, p. 777, fig. 1009.
E. R. Du Parcq, Art in America, ‘Old English Silver in American Private Collections’, New York, 1919, vol. 7 p. 14.
P. Glanville, Silver in England, London, 1987, p. 323.
London, The New Gallery, The Royal House of Tudor, 1889, no. 1889 [Stuart Montagu Samuel].