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
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
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
(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 wasRt. Hon. Sir Michael Edward Hicks-Beach -
an infamous member of the Parliament, known as "Black Michael", for the way he dealt with his political
He coined the phrase "Open door in China", and encouraged
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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