Two George III matching silver-gilt cups and covers, one Abraham Portal, the other James Young, London, respectively 1775 and 1790
each on lobed and fluted pedestal bases, the similar baluster bodies engraved on one side with a coat-of-arms, crest, motto and supporters within a bright-cut drapery cartouche, the crested covers with wrythen finials, the undersides engraved respectively: 'No. 2 57"11' and 'No. 3 60"3'
36cm., 14 1/8 in. high
The property of the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Harewood, Christie’s, London, 30 June 1965, lot 87. This sale included a number of other pieces engraved with the same arms within similar bright-cut cartouches, among which was lot 96, a large salver, Peter Archambo, London, 1745. Further examples engraved with the same arms and bright-cut cartouches were sold by H.R.H. The Princess Royal and the Earl of Harewood, Christie’s, London, 13 March 1957, including lot 87, a basket, Archambo & Meure, London, 1749.