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A large George III silver salver, Richard Rugg, London, 1762
Estimate
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79
A large George III silver salver, Richard Rugg, London, 1762
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A large George III silver salver, Richard Rugg, London, 1762
on four openwork scroll feet, an openwork cast chinoiserie border including seated figures, pagodas, and birds, the center engraved with three coats of arms, base engraved with later presentation inscription
marked on base and with scratch weight 118=10, lion passant and maker repeated on rim
diameter 22 in.
55.9 cm
116oz 10dwt
3626g
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Catalogue Note

The arms on the left are probably those of Huges. The arms at the top are probably those of Neal[e]. The arms on the right are those of Barnes of Durham.

Inscription on base reads "To a most distinguished Shipbuilder, Sir Donald MacLean Skiffington, C.B.E., Clydebank 1892-1952."

Sir Donald MacLean Skiffington (1880 - 1963) was the Shipyard Director of John Brown & Co., Shipbuilders in Clydebank. It was under his direction that the first Queen Mary and the first Queen Elizabeth, two of the great ocean liners of the twentieth century, were built.

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