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William Bennett 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.

£ 11,000


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