of hourglass form, on four husk-decorated scroll feet, the body cast and chased at each end with recessed shell fluting filled with overlapping flowers and scalework, the rim decorated with shells, beading and terminating in two scrolled leaves, the raised handle cast with a leaf and shells, center engraved with a crest and baron's coronet
The arms are those of Anson quartering Carrier for Admiral George Anson (1697-1762), son of William Anson of Shugborough, and his wife, Isabella Carrier.
Admiral George Anson, thence by descent to the Earl of Lichfield
Christie's, 8 June 1893, lot 4
Christie's, 14 December 1920, lot 100
In 1747, Anson received substaintial prize money for his feat and was promoted to the peerage as Baron Anson of Soberton. In the same year, he was also responsible for the capture of the French ship, L'Invincible, which was worth £300,000. Anson married secondly in 1748 Lady Elizabeth Yorke, daughter of lord chancellor, Philip, Earl of Hardwicke. From 1751, with a short intermission in 1756, he served as First Lord of the Admiralty until his death in 1762.
Amongst the fifty-six items commissioned by Anson from Paul de Lamerie and sold at Christie's in June, 1893 were a dinner service, candelabra, soup tureen, inkstand, cruet frames, salvers and sauceboats and a fine snuffers tray. A fine fish slice by Lamerie with the Anson arms was sold from the Jamie Ortiz-Patiño collection, Sotheby's, New York, 22 April 1998, lot 30, and is now in the Jerome and Rita Gans Collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ($167,500)
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