Maker’s Mark of Robert Garrard
Width: 10.7 cm, 4 ¼ in.
Weight: 5763 gr., 203 oz.
Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath (1765-1837) and then by descent to John Alexander Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath (1831-1896) and then by descent at Longleat
Robert Garrard's Gentleman's Ledger, 1811-1817, fol. 309 (Victoria and Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design. MS SD.95.0050)
2nd Marquess of Bath, Heirlooms, 1896 Inventory of Plate: 'Twelve circular salts on feet heavily chased with fruit and lion mask heads.'
The compressed circular bodies, of unusually large size, each applied with four cast festoons of flowers between as many lion mask, paw and bun supports. The undersides engraved with a crest below a marquess's coronet, complete with twelve detachable silver liners with gilt interiors, the salts and liners numbered 1 to 12 11cm.
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