Lot 235: ROYAL. A PAIR OF GEORGE I SILVER TWO-HANDLED CUPS AND COVERS, NICHOLAS CLAUSEN AND ABRAHAM BUTEUX, LONDON, 1719 |

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Description: the lower bodies and domed covers applied with strapwork in alternating designs, with scroll handles and pedestal bases, each engraved with the Royal Arms and supports of George I, one cover with the Royal Badge, the undersides with engraved scratch weights '30=19' and '30=12' '32=41/2'
Dimensions: 20.3cm., 8in. high
Exhibited: Crichton Brothers, Old English Silver from the Duke of Cumberland's Collection, London, 1924.
Literature: E. Alfred Jones , Burlington Magazine, 'The Duke of Cumberland's English Plate,' January 1924, pp.41-42, illus. of one, item C.

A.G. Grimwade, The Queen's Silver, London, 1953, p. 6-7, ill. p. 63, no. 7

Michael Clayton, The Collector's Dictionary of the Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America, (second edition), p.138

Susan Hare, editor, Paul De Lamerie: The Work of England's Master Silversmith (1688-1751), Goldsmiths' Hall, London, 1990, p.10

Provenance: As a set of twelve, King George I (1660-1727) then by descent;

Ernest Augustus Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover and then by descent in the Hanoverian Royal family in Hanover and Austria

sold by The Duke of Brunswick (most probably) via Samuel and Max Glückselig of Vienna to Crichton Brothers (1923)

Dispersed in pairs (1925)

with J. Pierpont Morgan

The descendants of J. Pierpont Morgan, Sotheby's, New York, 23 April 1993, lot 508

A Private English Collection

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