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A George II silver shaving jug, Anne Tanqueray, London, 1729
oval foot and hinged lid with straight gadroon borders, the flattened baluster body engraved on one side with a contemporary coat-of-arms, supporters and motto below an earl's coronet, the lid similarly engraved with a crest and earl's coronet above a formal band of diaperwork, husks and matting, double scroll handle, scratch weight: '28=6'
20cm., 7 7/8in. high
865gr., 27oz. 16dwt.
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Provenance

Sold by order of the Trustees of the Tollemache Estates, removed from Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, Christie's, London, 13 May 1953, lot 74, purchased by Thomas Lumley, £560.
Sotheby's, New York, 24 October 2001, lot 412

Exhibited

Chester Festival Exhibition, illustrative of bygone Chester, Chester Town Hall, 7 July to 1 September 1951, item no.86

Literature

The Burlington Magazine, London, May 1953
The Connoisseur, London, 1953
J.F. Hayward, Hugenot Silver In England, 1688-1727, London, 1959, p. 45, pl. 36b

 

 

Catalogue Note

The arms are those of Tollemache for Lionel, 4th Earl of Dysart (1708-1770), who succeeded to the title upon the death of his grandfather in 1727. Among his properties was Ham House at Ham near Richmond-on-Thames, Surrey; he also owned a pair of silver figural candlesticks, Thomas Germain, Paris, 1732, which are now in the Detroit Museum of Art. In 1729 Dysart married Grace (d. 1755), eldest daughter of John Carteret, Earl Granville (1690-1763). 

The Neil & Gina Smith Collection

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