A George III brandy pan on stand by Eames & Barnard, London 1808
Lot 404
A George III brandy pan on stand
by Eames & Barnard, London 1808
Sold for £687 (US$ 1,160) inc. premium
Auction Details
A George III brandy pan on stand by Eames & Barnard, London 1808
Lot Details
A George III brandy pan on stand
by Eames & Barnard, London 1808
The pan of slightly tapering form, the pull-off lid with hinged spout cover, fruitwood side handle and gadrooned wooden finial, the stand on three reeded supports terminating in paw feet, with cylindrical burner, crested and with coat of arms, height 17.5cm, weight 17.9oz gross.

Footnotes

  • The coat of arms are those of Prince Adolphus Frederick born 1744, who was the 11th child (7th son) of George III and Queen Charlotte. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1786 and given the titles Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Tipperary and Baron Culloden in 1801. He married Augusta Wilhelmina the 3rd daughter of Frederick, Landgrave of Hesse Cassel in 1818. Their first son George was born in 1819, followed by Augusta in 1822 and Mary in 1833.
    Contrasting with the pattern set by his brothers; Queen Victoria's 'Wicked Uncles', Adolphus was reportedly the favourite son of George III and his queen, and was moral, popular and lived within his income.
    With his early military career in the Hanoverian army Adolphus saw active service in Holland, being wounded in the shoulder and briefly captured in 1793. After his escape Adolphus told the Prince of Wales he would rather have resisted and been killed than become a hostage valuable to the French. An extended period as Governor-General, later Viceroy, of Hanover brought Adolphus renowned popularity enhanced by the charm and beauty of his wife Augusta.
    Aloof from politics, Adolphus returned to England in 1837 with no constitutional part to play. But his eccentricities, perhaps attributable to his deafness, became legendary as he grew older. In church when the commandment 'Thou shalt do no murder' was pronounced the Duke of Cambridge was credited with replying "I don't; I leave that to my brother, Ernest."
    His lasting reputation was as a charming family man, an indefatigable supporter of charities and for providing a personal link between the crown and people of the UK.
    With thanks to John Allen for his contribution to the cataloguing of this lot.
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