SOLD - A Set of 27 George III Antique English Silver Dinner Plates
Each of shaped gadrooned form, engraved on one rim with two coats of arms accollé within a rococo cartouche, and on the other rim with a slightly later coat of arms within scrolls and foliage, engraved under base with scratch weights.
The original arms of 1766 are those of Bury with Molyneux in pretence accollée with the arms of Molyneux quartering Bruninge. These are for Thomas Bury of Gaddesden Hooe, near Hemel Hempstead, and his wife Mary Molyneux, granddaughter of Sir Francis Molyneux, 4th Baronet of Teversal.
The slightly later arms of about 1801 are those of the famous Howard family impaling those of Long for Henry Thomas Howard (1766-1824) and Elizabeth Long, daughter of the Chief Judge of the Vice Admiralty court in Jamaica, whom he married in 1801. Henry's mother was the daughter of Sir William Molyneux, 5th Baronet of Teversal, so Henry was therefore the first cousin once removed of Mary Bury (née Molyneux); clearly the plates had passed from one branch of the family to the other at some point during the late 18th century. Henry's older brother became the 12th Duke of Norfolk, while Henry himself inherited Greystoke Castle in Penrith and later adopted the name of Molyneux-Howard. His family still owns the castle, which has been held by the Howards since 1571.
- Phipps Boegner, one of the founders of US Steel, by descent to his granddaughter, Margaret Phipps Boegner (1910-2009), who established the nonprofit Old Westbury Gardens.
|Weight||415 oz 8 dwt.|