Sale 18CN03 | Lot 282

Pair of Victorian Sterling Silver Dinner Plates from the Duke of Brunswick Service

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 282
Pair of Victorian Sterling Silver Dinner Plates from the Duke of Brunswick Service
John Mortimer & John Samuel Hunt, London, 1840
Each shaped circular with applied border of shell and scrolls, the cavetto with coat-of-arms for Brunswick-Lüneburg within Garter motto beneath a Princely crown. Diameter 10 1/2 inches (26.6cm.), total approximately 39 ounces.
Twenty-four dinner plates from this service sold Christie's, New York, May 17, 2012, lot 49.
The arms are those of William, 8th Duke of Brunswick (1806-1884). William's father the Black Duke of Brunswick had died in 1815 at the battle of Quatre Bras during the Waterloo campaign and his title had passed to William's older brother Charles who was forced to abdicate leaving William to rule as Regent and then as Duke from 1830. In 1831, his cousin King William IV of England made William a Knight of the Garter, granting him Britain's most prestigious order.


Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $2,250 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Good condition overall; clearly hallmarked underside; good detail to borders; light surface marking from casual use


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Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $2,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

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