A George III sterling silver entree dish, London 1808 by Thomas & Joseph Guest & Joseph Craddock (reg. Aug 1806)
Of rectangular form with rounded corners, gadrooned edges, the removable cover with detachable heraldic finial crest cast as on a sinister arm in fesse, vested and gloved, a hawk. The lid engraved with a quartered and impaled coat of arms in foliate mantling with the motto below Inébranlable, the base engraved with the same crest. Each fully marked, the finial part-marked, the base, lid and finial also stamped with a numeral 1. The underside of the base engraved No 1 and scratch weight 72 : 17.
Length – 29.8 cm / 11.6 inches
Weight – 2174 grams / 69.9 ozt
The crest and motto are for Acland
The arms are for Acland, quartering Wroth impaling Hoare
For Sir Thomas Dyke Acland (1787 – 1871) who married Lydia Elizabeth Hoare (1786-1856) on 7th April 1808. They resided at Killerton Park, Exeter Devon.
Sir Thomas the 10th Baronet Acland of Columb-John, was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 9th Baronet (1752-1794) and his wife Henrietta Anne Hoare, daughter of Sir Richard Hoare, 1st Baronet. The tenth baronet was the great grandson of Cicely Wroth (1699 -1750), eldest daughter and eventual sole heiress of Sir Thomas Wroth, 3rd Baronet (1674–1721), MP, of Petherton Park, Somerset.
Acland Family Silver
A pair of four-light candelabra bearing these arms, London 1807 by Richard Cooke, sold Bonham’s, New Bond Street, 21 Nov 2003, Lot 104 (£74,090 incl. premium)
A wine cooler bearing these arms, London 1810 by William Burwash & Richard Sibley was offered at Bonham’s New Bond Street, 12 Nov 2004, lot 92
A pair of candlesticks, London 1769 by Andrew Fogelberg bearing arms for his grandfather the 7th Bt’s marriage to Elizabeth Dyke (d.1753), daughter and heiress of Thomas Dyke of Tetton, sold Christie’s London 27-28 Nov 2012, Lot 787 (£3.250 incl. premium)