3171
3171
A Pair Of George IV Silver Entrée Dishes And Covers Of American Interest, Edward, Edward Jr., John And William Barnard, London, 1829
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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3171
A Pair Of George IV Silver Entrée Dishes And Covers Of American Interest, Edward, Edward Jr., John And William Barnard, London, 1829
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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A Pair Of George IV Silver Entrée Dishes And Covers Of American Interest, Edward, Edward Jr., John And William Barnard, London, 1829
rectangular with foliate and gadrooned rims, the covers engraved on both sids with contemporary cornucopia crests, slip-lock foliate ring finials
fully marked
length 12 1/4 in.
31.1cm
142oz 16dwt
4441g
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Provenance

Isaac Quentin Quereau, aka Carow (1778-1850), to his son
Charles Carow (1825-1883), to his daughter
Edith Carow, married in 1886 to Theodore Roosevelt; in 1936 to their son
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1887-1944), to his son
Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt, sold in in 1981 to Iris Schwartz

Catalogue Note

These entree dishes are an example of wealthy American patrons ordering English silver, a practice that fell off after the punishing Tariff of 1842 and the expansion of the American silver industry.  They are two of a set of four originally owned by Isaac Carow, President of the New York Chamber of Commerce in 1840, and were supposedly a gift to him from Chemical Bank.

The set descended in the family to Edith Carow, second wife of President Theodore Roosevelt, and would have been used in her childhood home on Union Square, just around the corner from the Roosevelt brownstone.  The other pair descended to Theodore Roosevelt III and were sold at The Fine Arts Company of Philadelphia, April 12, 1986.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York