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THE ROYAL SILVERSMITH PHILIP RUNDELL - An outstanding George III Cushion shaped Serving Dish & Cover made in London in 1818 by Philip Rundell.

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The base of the dish has a deep shaped rectangular form and displays an everted rim decorated with bold gadrooning interspersed with anthemion motifs. The high domed cover has a cushion shape and is decorated with a band of raised lobing. The top of the cover displays an oval gadrooned band, to which is attached an acanthus foliate plate which holds the magnificent cast lion paw and crossed branch handle in place. The front and reverse of the cover is engraved with a contemporary Armorial and Motto, all surrounded by a pluming scroll cartouche. All pieces are very well marked and the dish also comes with an Old Sheffield warming stand and plate, should it be required. Philip Rundell was one of the finest silversmiths, after Paul Storr, working at this period. He was appointed Jeweller and silversmith to the King in 1797 and by the time of his death, in 1827, he left a fortune of £ 1.25 million pounds, one of the largest estates ever proved. The quality of this piece is outstanding and would be an important addition to any collection.



The Armorial and Motto are those of Frewen, quartering Scott of Halden, Conger of Congerhurst and Laton of Laton. They are specifically those of John Frewen Esq., of Brickwall House, Northiam, Co Sussex and Cold Overton House, Co. Leicestershire. He was born in 1765 and adopted the name of Frewen Turner on his inheritance of the Yorkshire estates of Brafferton from Mrs Frewen Turner. He also succeeded later to the estates of Cold Overton in Leicestershire. He was magistrate. High Sheriff and DL for Leicestershire, Lietenant Colonel in the Leicestershire Yeomanry and MP for Athlone. He died in 1829 and was buried at Cold Overton. His will devised the division of his estates between his two surviving sons.



Height: 7.25 inches, 18.13cm.

Length: 11.1 inches, 27.75cm.

Width: 9.3 inches, 23.25cm.

Weight: 76oz,
Year
1818