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Lot 0265
George III Sterling Silver Tureen

hallmarked London, 1777-1778, by Wakelin & Taylor, of bulbous oval form with gadrooned rim and arched reeded handles, the fitted lid with gadrooned dome and spherical finial, the whole raised on a conforming pedestal foot with gadrooned edge, engraved on the lid with the crest and the body with the arms of Radclyffe impaling Patten.
h. 9", l. 16", w. 8-1/4"; 69.74 t. oz.

Notes: The arms here are those of Robert Radclyffe (1773-1854) of Foxdenton Hall, Chadderton, Manchester, and his wife Mary Patten (1777-1851); as the couple were married on April 14, 1796, the arms are evidently a later addition.

Condition

In overall very good condition with no issues noted beyond the expected patina and light wear of age. Beautifully hatched armorial and crest. The lid and body lightly inscribed on the underside with "No. 1"; the underside of the body additionally with scratch weights 77"9 and 70"12 (the former having been scratched out as an error, the latter being closer to the current weight of 69 oz. 15 dwt, a loss of about 17 dwt through polishing over the centuries). Hallmarked (on the underside of the body and the sleeve of the lid) with: 1) the sterling lion passant; 2) the London leopard's head; 3) the date letter "b" for 1777-1778; and 4) the "IW/WT" with Prince of Wales feathers maker's mark of Wakelin & Taylor. Marks very good, but the maker's mark is overstruck with itself.

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George III Sterling Silver Tureen

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000May 18, 2019