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A Set of Four George II Silver Sauce Boats, Frederick Kandler, London, 1744
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A Set of Four George II Silver Sauce Boats, Frederick Kandler, London, 1744
Estimate
20,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
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A Set of Four George II Silver Sauce Boats, Frederick Kandler, London, 1744
the deep bodies with applied gadrooned rim with shells at intervals, engraved on both sides with arms and supporters under an earl's coronet, the double-scroll handle lobed and with shell upper terminal, each supported on a conforming spreading oval foot
marked on bases
length 9 1/4 in.
23cm
89oz 4dwt
2774g
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Provenance

The arms are those of James, 8th Earl of Abercorn (1712-89, succ. 1744).

Christie's, London, 6 July 1966, lot 161.

Catalogue Note

James Hamilton, 8th Earl of Abercorn, was the son of James, 7th Earl, a Privay Councilor who was buried in Westminster Abbey.  He succeeded in 1744, the year of these sauce boats, and the following year he purchased the Barony of Duddingston, Co. Edingburgh, where he built a mansion.  He was chosed Representative Peer for Scotland (Tory) in 1761, 1768, 1774, 1780, and 1784; he voted against the Repeal of the American Stamp Act and Fox's India Bill.  The Gentleman's Magazine noted his stiff manners, "Castilian pomp," pride, eccentricity, and unpopularity.  He build an impressive house at Baronscourt, near Londonderry, and developed the new town at Paisley, but died unmarried in 1789, aged 77.

 

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