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A very rare and important George III Strawberry Dish made in London in 1802 by William Bennett.


The Strawberry Dish is of typical form with a very attractive shaped rim and the high sides are decorated with swirling lobes. The front of the main body is engraved with a contemporary Crest, issuing from the Coronet of a Duke. The Crest is that for Spencer, as used by George Spencer-Churchill,5th Duke of Marlborough of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. A number of sales where held at Blenheim in the 19th century before the arrival of Consuelo Vanderbilt,wife of the 9th Duke, whose enormous dowry changed the fortunes of the family.

Height: 1.75 inches, 4.38cm

Diameter: 8.25 inches, 20.63cm

Weight: 12oz.