May 21, 2024 10:00 EST

Old Master Paintings / English & Continental Silver, Furniture & Decorative Arts

 
Lot 143
 

143

Set of Nine George III Sterling Silver Soup Plates
Paul Storr, London,

Estate / Collection: The John Deere Family Collection

Shaped circular with shell and gadroon border, engraved with the Royal arms of King George III and the arms of the Dukes of Hamilton as bourne by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton. Diameter 10 3/4 inches (27.4 cm), total approximately 254 ounces.

In 1806, Alexander, the 10th Duke of Hamilton (1767-1854) was appointed Ambassador for King George III to the Court of Empress Catherine the Great in St. Petersburg, Russia. In order to represent the British Crown in a style befitting this important position, a magnificent silver dinner service was commissioned for the occasion. The Hamilton Ambassadorial Service was one of Paul Storr's most important commissions comprising 278 pieces totaling 9,513 ounces. While officially ordered by the Crown through the Jewel Office, these great ambassadorial services were typically awarded to the recipient on their retirement from the post. The service remained in the family of the Dukes of Hamilton until it was sold by Christie's in 1919. The lot listing from the sale (where the entire service was sold together as one lot) includes 144 dinner plates, 36 soup plates and 14 oval dishes.

The largest portion of the Hamilton Ambassadorial Service now resides in the White House where it continues to be used on State occasions. Mrs. Dorothea Wiman's donation of the silver in 1963 included four candelabra, 104 dinner plates and a pair of covered chop plates.

Sold for $12,800
Estimated at $10,000 - $15,000

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

Estate / Collection: The John Deere Family Collection

Shaped circular with shell and gadroon border, engraved with the Royal arms of King George III and the arms of the Dukes of Hamilton as bourne by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton. Diameter 10 3/4 inches (27.4 cm), total approximately 254 ounces.

In 1806, Alexander, the 10th Duke of Hamilton (1767-1854) was appointed Ambassador for King George III to the Court of Empress Catherine the Great in St. Petersburg, Russia. In order to represent the British Crown in a style befitting this important position, a magnificent silver dinner service was commissioned for the occasion. The Hamilton Ambassadorial Service was one of Paul Storr's most important commissions comprising 278 pieces totaling 9,513 ounces. While officially ordered by the Crown through the Jewel Office, these great ambassadorial services were typically awarded to the recipient on their retirement from the post. The service remained in the family of the Dukes of Hamilton until it was sold by Christie's in 1919. The lot listing from the sale (where the entire service was sold together as one lot) includes 144 dinner plates, 36 soup plates and 14 oval dishes.

The largest portion of the Hamilton Ambassadorial Service now resides in the White House where it continues to be used on State occasions. Mrs. Dorothea Wiman's donation of the silver in 1963 included four candelabra, 104 dinner plates and a pair of covered chop plates.


English & Continental Silver

   

Auction: Old Master Paintings / English & Continental Silver, Furniture & Decorative Arts, May 21, 2024

  • Auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints on May 21, 2024 Surpasses Expectations

  • Nautical Painting by Dutch Master Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger Sails to $419,600 Amid Trans-Atlantic Bidding

  • Fine Art Section of the May 21 Auction Comprised Lots 1 - 92

  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction on May 21, 2024 saw exceptional results for Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints. Bidders on both sides of the Atlantic vied for landscapes, nautical paintings, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance through the 19th century.

Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger - Sold for $419,600
Highlighting the sale was Dutch artist Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger’s view of A Coastal Landscape with Dutch Frigates Exchanging Salutes that soared past its estimate of $60,000-80,000 to achieve a stunning $419,600. Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger (1601-1653) was one of the most important and influential Dutch marine painters of the 17th century. This sweeping view of ships off the coast of Holland, painted in the late 1640s, is a classic example of his late style, which emphasized the atmospheric effects of water and sky along the North Sea.

Venetian Vedute & the Grand Tour
Another noteworthy offering was A View of the Piazza San Marco, Looking East toward the Basilica attributed to Apollonio Domenichini (The Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views). Read Essay


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