Description & Technical information

The pommel with crowned initials GR above a rose, thistle and shamrock in coloured golds, the sides chased with shells and rosettes within strapwork, the shaft fitted with a later faceted citrine seal later engraved with coat-of-arms, coronet and motto.


Weight: 267.5g

Date:  1820
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century
Origin:  England, London
Medium: gold
Signature: Maker's mark IN

Dimensions: 10.7 cm (4¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Ulick de Burgh, 1st Marquess of Clanricarde (1802-1874) and his wife The Hon. Hariett Marchioness of Clanricarde (1804-1876) and by descent to their son,

Hubert George de Burgh-Canning, 2nd Marquess of Clanricarde (1832-

1916), by whom bequeathed to his great-nephew,

Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood (1882-1947), and by descent at

Harewood House, Yorkshire.

Literature: The arms are those of de Burgh accole with de Burgh impaling Canning quartering others for Ulick, 14th Earl of Clanricarde (1802-1874), late 1st Marquess of Clanricarde, and his wife Harriet (1804-1876), daughter of George Canning (1770-1827), prime minister, whom he married in 1825. 

Categories: Works of Art