George III Silver Gilt Presentation Urn and Cover
Thomas Heming, London, circa 1771-1772
The leaf cast cover with a crown finial and laurel wreath rim, the urn cast with Vitruvian scrolls and the royal crest, the Montagu coat of arms on the reverse, the handles with husk trails, on a lobed socle ending in a laurel garland circular foot and square base, inscribed on the interior rim of the cover This cup was given by his majesty King George the 3rd [sic] to his godson The Hon. George Montagu Born y 4th of feb, Baptized y 5th of March 1773. Height 14 1/2 inches, total approximately 71 ounces. (36.2cm).
Gift of King George III to his Godson, George John Montagu, 6th Earl of Sandwich, later Viscount Hinchingbrooke.
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Cover bearing makers mark, base does not appear to have makers mark
Rubbing to gilding on edge of rim
Minor dents to lid and body
Light surface abrasions, old marks and scratches, scuffs and wear.
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