THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A LARGE IRISH SILVER MEAT PLATTER, WILLIAM TOWNSEND, DUBLIN, CIRCA 1760
shaped oval with bold rim, engraved with a crest and accollée arms
marked on base, with two scratch weights,111=14and 109-5
length 24 in.
A bit bright, otherwise good.
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.
S.J. Shrubsole, New York, 1993
The arms are those of Neave, baronets, probably for Sir Richard Neave, 1st baronet, of Dagnam Park, Essex, high sheriff 1794, born 1731, married in 1761 Frances, 4th daughter of John Bristow of Quidenham Hall, co. Norfolk. He had interests in the West Indies and the Americas, chairman of the Ramsgate Harbour Trust, and of the Society of West Indian Merchants, and the London Dock Company, and director of The Hudson’s Bay Co. He was director of the Bank of England for 48 years and governor 1783-5, created baronet in 1795 and died in 1814.