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A George III Tray

London, 1808
Maker’s Mark of William Bennett
Weight: 5909 gr, 208.11 oz
Length:71.5 cm, 28 in

With gadroon rim with grapevine-flanked shells at intervals, grapevine handles. Centre engraved with arms, motto Erectus non Elatus, and crest, on four panel feet applied with palms.

The arms are those of Beaumont impaling Wilkes for Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th bart., D.C.L., F.S.A., MP for Beeralston 1790-96, b. 1753, and his wife Margaret, daughter of John Willes of Astrop, co. Northampton, and granddaughter of Lord Chief Justice Willes. Sir George died without issue in 1827.

A George III Tray Reference: DT22.6.7