DescriptionA GEORGE III SILVER MAZARINE
Henry Green, London, England, 1791-1792
Marks: (lion passant), (leopard's head crowned), (duty mark), HG, q
0-7/8 x 18-1/8 x 11-1/8 inches (2.2 x 46.0 x 28.3 cm)
35.46 troy ounces
The oval mazarine on four cast fluted feet with reeded applied rim and handles, pierced in figure-eight bands with center engraved with royal crown above the the cipher CR for Queen Charlotte to the front and to the reverse a royal crown above AS for Princess Augusta Sophia, the second daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte.
Also engraved to the back are the initials EAF, for Ernest Augustus Fidekommiss (i.e. held in trust). Ernest Augustus succeeded to the Hanover throne in 1837 at the death of his brother William IV. In the process of moving to Germany he took with him a large quantity of British royal plate, which he had monogrammed to indicate ownership shortly before his death in 1851.
fine surface scratches
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