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Lot 0264
George III Sterling Silver Covered Cup

hallmarked London, 1796-1797, by Henry Chawner, the goblet-form body with reeded rim and arched handles, raised on a cavetto-domed circular foot and fitted with a tall, waisted lid with vasiform finial, reeded en suite, engraved with the arms of Baron Clive of Walcot, Shropshire.
h. 14", w. 9", dia. 5-1/2"; 34.01 t. oz.

Notes: The arms here are those of Edward Clive (1754-1839), who was created Baron Clive of Walcot in 1794, and in 1804 elevated to Earl of Powis. He served as MP from Ludlow 1774-1794, after which he took his seat in the House of Lords upon his baronetage. He also served as Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire 1775-1798 and 1804-1839, and Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire 1804-1830.


In very good condition, with no issues noted beyond the light surface wear, bumps and dings expected with age. Very fine armorial. The underside of the lid monogrammed "JG" (in Georgian-style script, but possibly of later date). The underside of the foot faintly inscribed with inventory number "No 36". Hallmarked (on the underside of the foot) with: 1) the sterling lion passant; 2) the London crowned leopard's head; 3) the date letter "A" for 1796-1797; 4) the George III bust duty mark; and 5) the "HC" maker's mark of Henry Chawner; the lid part-marked on the sleeve with all but the crowned leopard's head. All marks excellent.

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George III Sterling Silver Covered Cup

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000May 18, 2019