A Pair of George III Antique English Silver Wine Coolers

A Pair of George III Antique English Silver Wine Coolers

London, 1806 by Digby Scott & Benjamin Smith
$325,000

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Description

The arms are those of Richard Fountayne Wilson of Melton Park, Yorkshire (1783-1847), described in the Illustrated London News in 1847 as "probably the richest commoner in the Empire." He had extensive estates in Yorkshire and acquired land in other counties through inheritance. Fountayne-Wilson was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and held a variety of offices, including the High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1807, Colonel of the First West Yorkshire Regiment of Militia, and Member of Parliament from 1826-30.<br /><br />

Provenance:<br />
Richard Fountayne Wilson of Melton Park, Yorkshire (1783-1847), thence by descent to<br />
Captain Frederick Montagu, by whom sold at<br />
Christie's, London, 3 July 1946, lot 61 (part)<br />
Christie's, New York, 20 April 2001, lot 277

Dimensions

Size Height: 11 in.
Weight 255 oz.
Stock No V9675

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