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Georgian Silver Salver - Agincourt Armorial - Baron John Wodehouse     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1310
Period: George III
Year: 1765
Silversmith: Thomas Hannam & John Crouch
Place: London
Price: $ 2 550.00
Weight: 1.16 kilogrammes grams
Dimensions: 35 cm diameter
Condition: Excellent, minor dents and light scratches, solder on feet (may be original). Armorial was "let in" in 1834 as the family armorial was updated.

Description: An early Georgian silver salver with wavy outline and gadrooned rim, set on 3 stepped pad feet, with an imposing coat of arms which is well engraved and very clear. The salver is a good size and weight (over 1 kilogramme), and the hallmarks are very clear.The coat of arms belongs to a peer of the realm, which is indicated by the presence of an open coronet above the armorial, and "supporters" on either side. The arms are "quartered" (4 different coat of arms, indicating several marriages to heiresses, bringing new arms to the family). The motto "Agincourt" indicates participation in the famous battle between England and France in 1415. The salver has an old worn label on the back, which records the family names of the coat of arms - Spencer, ?arnegie (Carnegie?), Fraser, Berkeley. Marks on the rear of the salver show the possibility that the crest has been let in (a later addition) which was common practice when a families' coat of arms changed through marriage (the updated coat of arms would be added to the family silver). Hannam and Crouch were specialist salver makers, known for producing good quality. We have now had the armorial identified by a heraldic researcher, his detailed report accompanies this salver, and is available in our articles section. The armorial belongs to John, 2nd Baron Wodehouse, of Kimberley in the County of Norfolk. The armorial dates between 1834 and 1845, as the 2nd Baron succeeded the title on his father's death in 1834, and his wife Charlotte Laura (nee Norris) died in 1845 (the Norris family arms are placed centrally in pretence). The 3rd Baron Wodehouse was advanced in the peerage in 1866 to Earl of Kimberley, which still still exists today (John Armine Woodhouse, 5th Earl of Kimberley). This analysis comfirms our opinion that the armorial is later that the salver, the family silver would have been updated with the new armorial in 1834 on the death of the 1st Baron Wodehouse.
Georgian Silver Salver - Agincourt Armorial - Baron John Wodehouse
Agincourt Silver Tray

Georgian Silver Salver - Agincourt Armorial - Baron John Wodehouse
Agincourt

Georgian Silver Salver - Agincourt Armorial - Baron John Wodehouse
Detail feet

Georgian Silver Salver - Agincourt Armorial - Baron John Wodehouse
Old sticker with family details

Georgian Silver Salver - Agincourt Armorial - Baron John Wodehouse
Armorial from rear - "let in"

Georgian Silver Salver - Agincourt Armorial - Baron John Wodehouse
Scale

Georgian Silver Salver - Agincourt Armorial - Baron John Wodehouse
Hallmarks

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