Christie's, London, sale of property of the Duke of Newcastle and removed from Clumber, July 7, 1921, lot 60
John Starkie Gardner, "Silver in the Collection of the Duke of Newcastle at Clumber" Burlington Magazine November 1905, illus.
The arms are those of John Holles, Earl of Clare and Duke of Newcastle, 1662-1711, son of Gilbert Holles, 3rd Earl of Clare. He married Lady Margaret Cavendish, 3rd daughter and co-heiress of Henry Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle 1690. He was created Duke 1694, K.G. 1698, Lord Privy Seal 1705-11.
as noted re. later dished and engraved border; later gilt; both with some small dings/creases and surface scratches; otherwise good In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.