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An Important George III Tray
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An Important George III Tray

Details & Cataloguing

Koopman Rare Art: Fine Antique Silver with Royal and Noble Provenance

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An Important George III Tray
Silver-gilt

London, 1791

Maker’s mark of James Young

Of oblong form on four leaf-capped scroll bracket feet, the flaring border chased with quilting and with gadrooned rim. The field in finely engraved with a broad band of scrolling foliage and flowerheads tied at the corners to acanthus. The centre is finely engraved with a Marquess’s armorials and the reverse of border is applied with four bracket handles.

PROVENANCE
John James Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn (1756-1818)
Sotheby’s London, 25 October 1962, lot 126
Sotheby’s London, 9 April 1964, lot 127
Hilmar Reksten, Christie’s London, May 22 1991, lot 38
Private Collection


Length; 29 in (74.5 cm)
296 oz (8,391.5 g)
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Koopman Rare Art: Fine Antique Silver with Royal and Noble Provenance

Beijing