Property of a Lady
A GEORGE III SILVER TEA URN, ROBERT SHARP, LONDON, 1792
partly-fluted urn form with gadroon borders, the front engraved with accollé arms, motto, and supporters under Duke's coronet, the cover crested within garter below coronet, with removable flame finial, interior with cylinder for heating rod with detachable silver collar and an iron plug, all silver pieces engraved F & C (1) below coronet
129 oz 10 dwt gross excluding plug
height 17 ¼ in.
Body of urn with shallow bruises and dings. Surface a bit bright. Please note the original ivory handle has been replaced with ivorine.
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The arms are those of Osborne impaling D'Arcy for Francis Godolphin, 5th Duke of Leeds K.G., Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1783-91, and his second wife, whom he married in 1788, Catherine, daughter of Thomas Anguish, accountant general of the Court of Chancery. He died in 1799.