Set of 12 Victorian silver-gilt Hanoverian 3-Tine dessert forks
George Adams, London, 1878 (5), 1881 (6), unmarked (1)
Of heavy gauge silver in the Hanoverian pattern, each with three tines of good length,
the terminal versos crested for the family of Morrice :
on a rest a falcon proper, beaked and belled, or., (Fairbairns : Pl. 85.8)
Likely for Frederick Launcelot Hamilton Esquire, J. P. formerly of Betshanger, Kent
Family of Morrice, Betshanger, Co. Kent
(Encyclopedia of Heraldry ; or General Armory of England, Scotland and Wales,
John Burke, Bernard Burke, 1851) :
Descended, through Morys ap Morgan, from Ethelystan Glodrydd, Prince of Ferlys,
Founder of the IV. Royal Tribe of North Wales and Powys ;
and now (1851) represented by Frederick Edward Morrice, of Betshanger House, esq. grandson of William Morrice of Betshanger, esq. by Mary his wife, daughter and heir of Robert Chadwick, esq. Captain R.N.,
and great grandson of Admiral Salmon Morrice, a distinguished naval officer, who purchased Bettshander in 1712;
Frederick Launcelot Hamilton Esquire, J. P. formerly of Betshanger, Kent;
Also Morrice of Brampton Hall
Condition : Crisp marks with only slight wear to some of the makers marks, the tines of excellent length and sharp, crests retain good definition, nice surface patination; bottom struck
6.75” Long / 21.3 oz.
Price : Please Inquire
Heraldry Courtesy of John Tunesi of Liongam
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Also See :
James Champion, c1740, crested with
"a naked arm holding in the hand a dagger ppr"
with full tines. William Scarlett (probably - mark rubbed)
1724, arms for unknown family impaling Moore
(Same Length as Above Dessert Forks)
London, 1739-57, Maker's Mark Rubbed
Each bearing the Royal Cipher GR within the Order of the Garter
7.75" Long / 20.6 Total oz.
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