A George III silver jug by Fuller White, London 1762
Lot 171
A George III silver jug by Fuller White, London 1762
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 2,928) inc. premium

Lot Details
A George III silver jug
by Fuller White, London 1762
Plain baluster body, with reeded rim and applied shaped leaf capped scroll handle, raised on a stepped circular base, side engraved "E.C.Y.C. 1875 Presented to Wm C. HODGKINSON CONGLETON TROOP, BY LIEUT COL COMMANDANT His Grace The Duke of Westminster KG", height 20.5cm, weight 27.5oz.

Footnotes

  • The Duke of Westminster was a title created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon her good friend Hugh Lupus Grosvenor (1825-1899). The 1st Duke of Westminster KG, PC, JP was an English landowner, politician and racehorse owner whose family seat is Eaton Hall, Cheshire.

    Elected as a Whig Member of Parliament in 1847, Hugh Grosvenor entered the House of Lords in 1869. As well as his political influence, his military links were also strong. In 1860, he founded the Queens Westminster Rifle Volunteers and became Lieutenant Colonel, as well as later leading the Cheshire Yeomanry as Colonel Commandant from 1869.

    The Cheshire Yeomanry was a county regiment of light Calvary raised in response to fears of invasion from Napoleonic France. In 1803, they were formed into the Western Cheshire Yeomanry Calvary and, by 1908, were the Earl of Chester's Regiment of Yeomanry Calvary.

    Unfortunately, we cannot be sure what this jug was presented for and we have been unable to recover information on the recipient. However, we can suggest that he was part of, or associated with, the Congleton Troop within the Cheshire Yeomanry. The personal link between the Duke and this particular troop is geographical, as Eaton Hall is situated just outside the village of Congleton, Cheshire.
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