A pair of George III silver entree dishes and covers probably by William Stroud, London 1814 (2)
Lot 42
A pair of George III silver entree dishes and covers
probably by William Stroud, London 1814 (2)
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 4,800 - 6,400

Lot Details
A pair of George III silver entree dishes and covers
probably by William Stroud, London 1814
Rectangular form with slightly convex sides and curved corners, the gadrooned rims of cover and base embellished with intermittent oak shells, the domed covers applied with a matching gadrooned border, the detachable reed and ribbon loop handles embellished with oak shells standing on circular calyx's, each engraved with a full achievement of arms and the inscription Presented to Captain Welsley of H.M. Phoenix, by the Captain of the China Fleet, AD 1814, length 31.5cm, weight 118.5oz. (2)

Footnotes

  • Rear Admiral William Henry Webley Parry CB 1764-1837. Son of a lawyer, he entered the Navy in 1779 and served initially with the Channel fleet, appointed Lieutenant in 1790 he was present at the Siege of Toulon in 1794 and was with Nelson at the attack on Bastia where Nelson lost his eye. He also joined Nelson on the assult on Tenerife in 1796. Raised to First Lieutenant on HMS Zealous, he was present at the Battle of the Nile in 1798, the second ship of the inshore squadron, which engaged the French Guerrier and as a result of this action he was promoted to Commander. Raised to Post Captain in 1802, he was placed on half pay until 1806, when he became Captain of HMS Centaur and assisted in the taking of Madeira before going to the Baltic. Engaged in the blockade of Toulon in 1811, he then sailed with Sir Samuel Hood to the East Indies, arriving in Madras in 1812. He was appointed to the command of HMS Pheonix in 1813 and conveyed a fleet of merchant vessels from Madras to China and then subsequently brought a fleet of seventeen vessels back from China to England, an event which these presentation items commemorates.

    The Pheonix was paid off in 1815 and Webley then served as Flag Captain, he seems to have acquired the additional surname "Parry" some time before 1819. Promoted to Rear Admiral on his retirement in 1837, and he died on the 31st May of that year.
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