PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PATRICIA SCHUCKMANN, ATLANTA, GA
A PAIR OF GEORGE IV SILVER ENTRÉE DISHES AND COVERS, EMES & BARNARD, LONDON, 1828
with gadroon, shell, acanthus, and flower borders, the covers engraved with arms and with acanthus slip-lock finials
156 oz 10 dwt
length 12¾ in.
Finials pushed slightly down into covers, one with large crease to base, one cover with shallow dent at arms, both with minor dings 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.
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.
Koopman Rare Art, London, May 2011
The arms are those of Sir William Meredyth of Sommerville impaling Conyngham, for Sir William Meredyth Sommerville, Bart. and his first wife Maria Harriet, 2nd daugher of Henry, 3rd Baron and 1st Marquess Conyngham K.P., and his wife Elizabeth, mistress to George IV. William was M.P. for Drogheda 1837-52 and for Canterbury 1854-65. He was Chief Secretary for Ireland 1847-52, member of the Privy Council, and was created Baron Athlumney and Baron Meredyth of Dollarstown, Co. Meath. He died in 1873.