Property of a Lady
A GEORGE III SILVER TWO-HANDLED TRAY, WILLIAM BENNETT, LONDON, 1808
with gadroon rim with grapevine-flanked shells at intervals, grapevine handles, center engraved with arms, motto Erectus non Elatus, and crest, on four panel feet applied with palms
marked on base
length over handles 28 ⅛ in.
Surface with some light scratches and minor bruises from use, otherwise good condition.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
The arms are those of Beaumont impaling Wilkes for Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th bart., D.C.L., F.S.A., MP for Beeralston 1790-96, b. 1753, and his wife Margaret, daughter of John Willes of Astrop, co. Northampton, and granddaughter of Lord Chief Justice Willes. Sir George died without issue in 1827.