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A George III silver presentation cup and cover, Emes & Barnard, London, 1810
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 9,750 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A PRINCELY COLLECTION

A George III silver presentation cup and cover, Emes & Barnard, London, 1810
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 9,750 GBP
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Of Royal and Noble Descent

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A George III silver presentation cup and cover, Emes & Barnard, London, 1810
vase shaped with band of acorn foliage against matted ground, laurel scroll handles centred by paterae, spreading circular base, the cover with eagle finial, one side engraved with Lord Nelson's coat-of-arms, the other inscribed 'To Mr Jesse White for his care of an eagle the favourite bird of his dear departed son Viscount Trafalgar, brought by him from Scotland in the Year 1807. This cup is presented under a sense of his obligation by Earl Nelson A.D. 1810', in fitted wooden case with key, the interior applied with the paper label reading 'SALTER, JEWELLER, SILVERSMITH, and Sword Cutter, To His Royal Highness the DUKE OF SUSSEX, 35 Strand, London.'
35cm; 13 3/4 in. high
1754gr; 56oz. 6dwt.
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Provenance

Sotheby’s London, Trafalgar: Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars, 5 October 2005, lot 117; where acquired by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

The arms are those of Nelson with the augmentation of a fess wavy azure, thereon the word TRAFALGAR for the brother and successor of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson and 1st Duke of Bronté (1758-1805), the Rev. William Nelson, 2nd Baron Nelson (1757-1835), who on 20 November 1805 was created Viscount Merton of Trafalgar and Merton, Surrey and Earl Nelson of Trafalgar and Merton. His only son Horatio Nelson, Viscount Trafalgar (178-1808), who is mentioned in the engraved inscription on this cup, died of typhoid fever at the age of 19. He was interred on 25 January 1808, the funeral proceeding from Warne’s Hotel, Conduit Street, down Swallow Street into Piccadilly, down the Haymarket and through the Strand and Fleet Street to St. Paul’s Cathedral, where his body was placed in a vault under that of his illustrious uncle.

Of Royal and Noble Descent

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London