A pair of Important Regency sterling silver covered entrée dishes on Sheffield plated stands from the Duke of Norfolk Service the covers and dishes by Paul Storr, London, 1816-17; stands marked for Matthew Boulton, Birmingham

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Lot 523
A pair of Important Regency silver entree dishes from the Duke of Norfolk Service

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A pair of Important Regency sterling silver covered entrée dishes on Sheffield plated stands from the Duke of Norfolk Service
the covers and dishes by Paul Storr, London, 1816-17; stands marked for Matthew Boulton, Birmingham
Each cover with applied arms on either side for the 12th Duke of Norfolk, each dish engraved on either side with the coronet of a duke ensigning the distinctive Howard crest and each liner similarly engraved, overall height 11 1/2in (29.25cm); length over handles 16 1/4in (41.25cm); depth 9 1/2in (24cm)total weighable silver approximately 178oz troy.

Footnotes

  • Henry William Pickersgill's (1782-1875) portrait of ''The Twelfth Duke of Norfolk''

    Arundel Castle and Cathedral Sussex UK aerial view / Skyscan Photolibrary / Alamy


    The crest and arms are those of Bernard Edward Howard, born 21 November 1765, who succeeded his cousin to become 12th Duke of Norfolk in 1787. He married Lady Elizabeth Belasyse, 3rd daughter of Henry (Belasyse), Earl Falconberg, in 1789. He took his seat in the House of Lords and was appointed to the Privy Council and Knight of the Garter. The 12th Duke became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1812, and a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1816. He died aged 76 at Norfolk House and was buried in Fitzalan Chapel at Arundel Castle, West Sussex.

    This pair of covered entree dishes is part of the 12th Duke of Norfolk's extensive dinner service supplied by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, which was noted for its elaborate Regence style foliate decoration. The service was designed as a compliment to an extravagant dinner service provided by Charles Kandler to the 9th Duke of Norfolk in the 1730s. The extent of the complete service is not known but it was vast enough that it could be divided between the Duke's grandsons, Henry Granville, the 14th Duke and Edward, 1st Baron Howard of Glossop. Their services are housed at Carlton Towers in Yorkshire and at Arundel Castle.

    Pieces from the service were sold in the 1960s and 1970s by the 16th Duke through S.J. Shrubsole, David Orgell and possibly other outlets, among them fourteen examples in the Gilbert Collection, on loan to the Victoria & Albert Museum, including a pair of covered entree dishes and stands matching those offered here, a pair of oval serving dishes and covers in the Detroit Institute of Arts (See T. Schroder, The Gilbert Collection of Gold and Silver, Los Angeles, 1988, pp. 425-429.) and a set of twenty four service plates formerly in the Lillian and Morrie A. Moss Collection (see M.A. Moss, The Lillian and Morrie A. Moss Collection of Paul Storr Silver, Miami, 1972, pl. 143). Partial sets from the service sold Christies, New York: 20 October 1999, lot 241 (78 pieces), 20 April 2001, lot 271 (13 plates) and 19 October 2001, lot 221 (42 pieces), as well as more recently at Christies, London, 10 June 2010, lot 358 (10 plates) and 4 June 2013, lot 387 (7 plates).

    It is interesting to note that after the production of the 12th Duke of Norfolk's dinner service, Rundell's supplied a very similar service to Sir Richard Sutton, Baronet, in 1819, which was part the Al Tajir Collection circa 1989 and also a related pair of covered entree dishes engraved with the arms of Davidson, Curriehill, Scotland impaling another, now in the Jerome and Rita Gans collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (see. J.R. Bliss, The Jerome and Rita Gans Collection of English Silver on Loan to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, New York, 1992, pp. 140-141 and C. Hartop, Art in Industry: The Silver of Paul Storr, 2015, pp. 74-77, fig. 78).
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A pair of Important Regency sterling silver covered entrée dishes on Sheffield plated stands from the Duke of Norfolk Service the covers and dishes by Paul Storr, London, 1816-17; stands marked for Matthew Boulton, Birmingham
A pair of Important Regency sterling silver covered entrée dishes on Sheffield plated stands from the Duke of Norfolk Service the covers and dishes by Paul Storr, London, 1816-17; stands marked for Matthew Boulton, Birmingham
A pair of Important Regency sterling silver covered entrée dishes on Sheffield plated stands from the Duke of Norfolk Service the covers and dishes by Paul Storr, London, 1816-17; stands marked for Matthew Boulton, Birmingham
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