A Superb Set of George IV Antique English Silver Dinner and Soup Plates

A Superb Set of George IV Antique English Silver Dinner and Soup Plates

London, 1826 by Robert Garrard
$110,000

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Description

16 Dinner plates and 12 Soup plates, fully marked on back and stamped Garrard's Panton Street London.<br /><br />

The arms are those of Stanhope for George, 6th Earl of Chesterfield (1805-1866). He succeeded to the Earldom at the age of ten in 1815, and served the King as Lord of the Bedchamber from 1828-30. He was a man of fashion and extravagance, commissioning an extensive silver service (including the present plates) for his twenty-first birthday in 1826. This service matched the earlier silver commissioned by his grandfather, 4th Earl, from David Willaume in 1726/7, which in turn had been made to augment the magnificent ambassadorial service the Earl had received from the Jewel House that same year.<br /><br />

The design of the border of these plates, with alternating faces of bearded men and winged angels, is most unusual and in exceptional condition.<br /><br />

Provenance: George, 6th Earl of Chesterfield (1805-1866)<br />
Robert K. Johnson

Dimensions

Size Diameter: 10.125 in.
Weight 629 oz.
Stock No H0143

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