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A George II Soap Box


Silver
London, 1729
Maker’s mark of Anne Tanqueray
Height: 8c., 3 1/8 in
Weight: 257gr, 8oz. 5dwt

The arms are those of Lionel Tollemache, 4th Earl of Dysart

Of spherical shape, the circular pedestal base and hinged cover with applied straight gadroon borders. The body engraved with a contemporary crest and earl's coronet, the cover similarly engraved with a coat-of-arms, supporters and motto below an earl's coronet above an engraved paterae border, scratch weight: '8=10'.
 

Provenance

Commissioned by Lionel Tollemache, 4th Earl of Dysart for Ham House
Sold by order of the Trustees of the Tollemache Estates, removed from Peckforton Castle, Cheshire

Literature

Christopher Rowell, Ham House: 400 Years of Collecting and Patronage, 2013. pp 240

A George II Soap Box Reference: DT23567.2