M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES
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GEORGE III SHAPED SILVER MEAT DISH

 Andrew Fogelberg, London, 1777

 

 

 

 

 

 The shaped oval meat dish having a plain field surrounded by applied gadrooned borders, one rim with the coat of arms of

Rt. Hon. Sir Michael Edward Hicks-Beach (Gloucestershire), the opposing rim with two crests, also Hicks-Beach :  

a demi-lion rampant arg., ducally gorged or, holding between the paws an escutcheon az., charged with a pile of the second (Fairbairn's 236/4); 

a buck's head couped at the neck or, gorged with a wreath of laurel ppr. (Fairbairn's 120/3);  Motto: Tout en bon heure - "Always in good time"

(also Hicks-Beach); the verso marked N1”43”15 and with crisp marks

 

Marks: Excellent, the mark shown Grimwade #32 (A.F in a small rectangle), as found on a cup of the same year (1777)

 

Note :  The first Michael Hicks-Beach was Michael Hicks Esq., marrying Henrietta Maria Beach in 1779, and assuming

her last name.  They had a son and a grandson by the same name.  The most well known of those was

Rt. Hon. Sir Michael Edward Hicks-Beach - an infamous member of the Parliament, known as "Black Michael",

for the way he dealt with his political opponents.  He coined the phrase "Open door in China", and encouraged the international

relationship with China, even at the risk of war.  He notably served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1885 to 1886

and again from 1895 to 1902 and also led the Conservative Party in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1886. 

 

Condition : Excellent; some expected light scratching to the plain field

 

16.5” Long x 10-7/8” High / 44.3 oz.

 

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#6235

 

 

 

Also See :

 

 

George III Scottish Silver Meat Dish

Patrick Robertson, Edinburgh, 1773,

bearing the marital arms of Francis Stuart, the 9th Earl of Moray

and his wife Jean Gray, the eldest daughter of the 11th Lord Gray

 

 

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