A George  III Sterling Silver Meat Dish
A George  III Sterling Silver Meat Dish

Antique Silver George III Meat Dish made for Prime Minister George Hamilton-Gordon in 1805


This splendid, very large George III meat dish is of oval form with a plain sunken oval central well, which is unembellished. The border is engraved with the armorial and crest of George Hamilton-Gordon.

Date 1805
Made By William Fountain
Location London
Stock Number W168x1
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Maker: William Fountain

This splendid, very large George III meat dish is of oval form with a plain sunken oval central well which is unembellished.

The border is engraved with the armorial and crest of George Hamilton-Gordon.

Dimensions: 57.15 x 43.18 cm

Weight , 101 troy oz.

Provenance: The Coat of Arms of George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, who married in 1805 and was Prime Minister between 1852 – 1855. Given as a wedding present in 1805 from Haddo House, Aberdeenshire.


William Fountain

Son of John Fountain late, of Poplar in the County of Middlesex, apprenticed to Fendall Rushworth of Goldsmith’s Hall Citizen and Goldsmith 1 October 1777. Turned over the same day by consent to Daniel Smith of Aldermanbury London Citizen and Merchant Taylor. Free, 2 February 1785.

Mark entered as plateworker, in partnership with Daniel Pontifex, 29 July 1791. Address: 13 Hosher (Hosier) Lane, West Smithfield. Second mark alone, 1 September 1794. Address: 47 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell. Third mark 30 June 1798. Moved to King Street, Clerkenwell, 1 April 1811. Fourth mark, 5 February 1821. Address: Harford Place, Haggerston Bridge. Heal records him as plateworker, Charterhouse Lane, 1787, before the entry of his first mark; otherwise up to 1800 as above.A fine quality Silversmith.

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