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.
|Made By||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.
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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