A GEORGE II SILVER STRAWBERRY DISH, ELIZABETH BUTEUX, LONDON, 1731
with scalloped and fluted border, engraved contemporary arms in a scrolling foliate cartouche,
25.5cm., 10in. wide
The maker's mark slightly rubbed and partially legible, the other marks clear. Nice gauge. No obvious condition issues. The centre with typical fine surface scratches throughout.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
with A. B. Gilbert (December 1964)
The arms are those of Milbanke impaling Delavel for Sir Ralph Milbanke, 4th Baronet (1708-1748) of Halnaby, Yorkshire, and his second wife Anne (died 21 March 1765), daughter of Edward Delaval, of South Dissington, Northumberland. Ralph Milbanke, the earliest recorded member of the family, was the cup-bearer to Mary Queen of Scots and is said to have sought refuge in England following a duel in his native country.