A George III Second Couse Dish made in London in 1804 by William Frisbee.

A George III Second Couse Dish made in London in 1804 by William Frisbee.



The Serving Dish is of a good large size and displays a raised shaped gadrooned rim. The border is engraved with a contemporary Armorial, with supporters either side, a Motto below and the Coronet of an Earl above. This dish is in excellent condition, with a good patina and crisp marks. These Dishes are of a good size to be used for serving a variety of things, as well as for display on a sideboard or table.

ARMORIAL RESEARCH - The Earls of Harrington.

The Arms are those of Stanhope, as borne by the Earls of Chesterfield, the Earls of Stanhope and the Earls of Harrington. In this case they are those of General Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington. Stanhope was the son of William, the 2nd Earl and his wife Lady Caroline Fitzroy, daughter of the 2nd Duke of Grafton and Lady Henrietta Somerset. He was born on 17th March, 1753 and educated at Eton. In May 1779 he married Jane, daughter and co-heiress of Sir John Fleming, 1st and last baronet of Brompton Park, County Middlesex. The Fleming Arms are displayed in a shield in the centre. The 3rd Earl was General and Colonel of the 1st Lifeguards, as well as Governor and Constable of Windsor Castle 1813-1829. Jane, Countess of Harrington had eleven children and their seats were Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire and Chevening House, Kent, now used as a country retreat by the Foreign Secretary and also, during this coalition, by the Deputy Prime Minister. The 3rd Earl died in 1829 and was succeeded by his son, Charles, the 4th Earl.


.William Frisbee was in partnership with the great Paul Storr at workshops in Cock Lane from 2nd May, 1792. Storr entered his own mark in 1793, however it is thought that they were still working together after this date. It is evident that Frisbee was a silversmith of exceptional quality from his surviving work, which is not commonly found.

Diameter: 12 inches

Weight: 36oz