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RARE SET OF 6 QUEEN ANNE BRITANNIA SILVER DESSERT SPOONS

Thomas Sadler, London, 1711-12

 

 

 

Of heavy gauge silver in the Hanoverian pattern, the bowls with rattail attachment and ribbed shafts,

the upturned terminals engraved with the crest :

 

 A Capuchin friar couped at the breast crined sable vested paly of six argent and gules the cowl hanging behind of the last (for Barrington);

A griffin sejant argent winged or pierced through the breast and protruding from the back with a spear sable (for Shute)

 

The crests as engraved upon the set of dessert spoons were brought together when John Shute

(born 1678 died 14th December 1734) inherited the estate of Francis Barrington,

of Tofts in the County of Essex, whose name and arms he assumed by Act of Parliament

thereby becoming John Shute Barrington. 

John was born at Theobalds House in the County of Hertfordshire. 

He was the only surviving son of Benjamin Shute and grandson of Francis Shute,

of Upton in the County of Leicester who was descended from Robert Shute,

of Hockington in the County of Cambridge, one of twelve Judges in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. 

John’s inheritance of the estate of Tofts was through his cousin Elizabeth Shute’s marriage

to Francis Barrington as the couple had no issue from their marriage. 

She was the daughter of Samuel Shute, who held the office of Sheriff of the City of London in 1681.

 

John was educated at both the University of Utrecht and at the Middle Temple, London.  He was a Barrister and theologian. 

On the accession of King George I to the throne, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Berwick upon Tweed. 

He was created in the Peerage of Ireland as Viscount Barrington, of Ardglass in the County of Down and Baron Barrington,

of Newcastle in the County of Dublin on the 1st July 1720.

 

Important Note :

The Hanoverian pattern was introduced into England c1710,

and became the pattern of choice at the beginning of the reign of George I ( of Hanover) in 1714,

carrying his name. 

Please note the early dating on these spoons.

 

Condition : Excellent for age and usage; two with shaft slightly flattened

 

6.5” Long / 6.1 oz.

  

Set of 6 – SOLD

 

#6418

 

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Circle of John Michael Wright, 1617-1694

Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as

John Shute Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington (1678-1734),

three-quarter-length, in a tan coat, his right hand resting on a table, a ship flying the red ensign beyond

 

 

 

 

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EARLY BRITISH TABLE SILVER : A SHORT HISTORY

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Rare Set of 6 Queen Anne Britannia Silver Hanoverian Dessert Spoons, Thomas Sadler, London, 1711-12, crested for John Barrington Shute