22 - 23 May 2014
A GEORGE III SILVER BASKET
MARK OF JOHN WAKELIN AND WILLIAM TAYLOR, LONDON, 1788
The openwork sides on circular base chased with acanthus, and with a corded swing-handle, the centre engraved with coat-of-arms with a mark of difference, all above a later-engraved 'V' below earl's coronet, marked underneath and on handle, further engraved with scratchweight '55=19'
10.7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) diam.
54 oz. 16 dwt. (1,705 gr.)
The arms are those of Taylor of Ogwell, Devon, probably for Pierce Joseph Taylor (1754-1832), of West Ogwell House, Ogwell, Devon.
The initial ‘V’ is for George, 2nd Earl Vane, later 5th Marquess of Londonderry (1821-1884).
Probably Mrs. Angelo Taylor and by gift or descent to her niece Frances Anne , Marchioness of Londonderry (1800-65) and by descent.
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Inventory of Londonderry Plate, Garrard & Co., 1923, p. 36.
Wynyard Park, inventory, 1965, p. 152.
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