Description & Technical information

Circular, on slightly domed pedestal foot, with moulded border, the centre engraved with two coats-of-arms accollé within foliate, strapwork and grotesque mask mantling.

The arms are those of Grenville accollé with Leofric quartering Temple, for Richard Grenville (1678-1727) and his wife Hester (d. 1752), sister of Sir Richard Temple 5th Bt. Of Stowe (1675-1749), later created 1st Viscount Cobham. They were married in 1710. On the death of Viscount Cobham Hester succeeded her brother to the Stowe estates and was created Countess Temple.
Weight: 1,631 g, 52 oz

Date:  1701
Period:  William III
Origin:  England, London
Signature: Maker's mark of Anthony Nelme

Dimensions: 34.2 cm (13¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Richard Grenville of Wooton, co. Buckingham (1678-1727) and by descent to
Richard Plantagenet, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (1797-1861).
Stowe House; Christie’s house sale, 15 August 1848 and for 37 days, the 16th day, lot 146 (£6 to Benjamin).
Edward, 22nd Baron Hastings (b.1912); Christie’s London, 9 December 1959, lot 155 (£1,350 to Lumley).
Categories: Silver