PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PATRICIA SCHUCKMANN, ATLANTA, GA
A GEORGE III SILVER MEAT DISH, DANIEL SMITH & ROBERT SHARP, LONDON, 1774
with shell-form handles, center engraved with arms, the base with presentation inscription The Gift of the Respondentia Lenders and Underwriters on the late Ship Lord Mansfield to Captain William Fraser 2 July 1774
marked on base
58 oz 10 dwt
length 19¼ in.
In 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.
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Mary Cooke Antiques, London, March 2014
The Lord Mansfield was an East India Company merchant ship of 723 tons in service circa 1772-3. This dish records the appreciation of the investors to Captain William Fraser (1737-1818) for his saving the cargo when the ship was lost. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1791 and created Baronet Fraser of Ledeclune in 1806.