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Antique Silver George III Dish Cross made in 1775


A fine antique silver George III dish cross and burner made by Joseph Lewis of London for George Paterson of Castle Huntly.

Date 1775
Made By Joseph Lewis
Location London
Stock Number W255x11

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Maker: Joseph Lewis

A fine antique silver George III dish cross and burner made by Joseph Lewis of London for George Paterson of Castle Huntly.

This lovely dish cross is in excellent condition and is fully retractable with a detachable burner. It bears the crest and motto in two places of George Paterson of Castle Huntly, near Dundee.

This dish cross was almost certainly made for his marriage in 1775 to the Hon. Anne Gray, daughter of the 11th Lord Gray. The castle – built in 1452 – was acquired by Paterson from the widow of the 17th Earl of Strathmore, ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II.

George Paterson was born in Dundee and rose to the rank of surgeon in the British Army. He made his fortune in India having been appointed secretary to Sir John Lindsay in 1769. He was known as a man of outstanding ability, as well as being cultured, amiable and generous. He was very charitable to his home city of Dundee and his portrait, by Henry Raeburn, now hangs in the Dundee Art Gallery and Museum. This dish cross was in the collection of the Paterson family until the sale of the castle in 1946.

Dimensions: length (when fully extended) 34 cm; weight 17 troy oz.

Joseph Lewis

Joseph Lewis from  Grimwade page 581

Joseph Lewis was the son of Joshua Lewis of Newbury in the Country of Berkshire brazier , apprenticed to John Eaton 7 February 1759, Free, 3 June 1766. First mark 3 June 1766. First mark entered as small worker, 30 October 1767. Address: 57 Wood Street Cripplegate. Second mark, 4 January 1768. Address: 38 Foster Lane, where he appears as buckle-maker in the Parl. Reports list 1773, and entered three marks as such, 1775-83 (section VIII). Sixth mark as plate-worker, 30 October 1792. Address: 8 Cheapside . Seventh mark, 4 April 1795. Address :32 Norton Folgate. Moved to 20 Aldgate , 9 January 1796. Heal records him as buckle-maker and goldsmith, 38 foster Lane, 1769-84: and at 8 Cheapside, 1790-6. His son Joseph, aged nine, was admitted to St Paul’s School, 2 April 1783.

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