A George III sterling silver breakfast or entrée dish, London 1813 by William Stroud (reg. 7th July 1788)
Of circular form with a gadrooned edge with applied twin scroll handles. The pull off domed lid surmounted by a detachable acanthus capped reeded loop handle. The lid later engraved with a quartered coat of arms impaling another quartered coat of arms, all surmounted with the crest of a lion gamb erect and the motto below Pax Tua, Domine, Est Requies Mea. The lid and base edge each stamped with incuse numeral 2. Fully marked to the side, the lid part-marked. The handle with makers mark for Richard Sibley and a lion passant only.
Length – 25.2 cm / 9.9 inches
Weight – 937 grams / 30.13 ozt
The crest and motto are for Pickering
The arms are for Pickering quartering probably Vere quartering probably Umfreville impaling Stanhope quartering Spencer
For Percival Andree Pickering (1810 - 1876) who married Anna Maria Wilhelmina Spencer-Stanhope (1824–1901), on the 29th March 1853.
Percival son of Edward Rowland Pickering (1778–1859) and Mary Vere (1783–1863), the grandson of Edward Lake Pickering (c.1746–c.1788) and Mary Umfreville (1743–1836). Anna Maria the daughter of John Spencer-Stanhope (1787–1873) of Cannon Hall, Yorkshire and Elizabeth Wilhelmina Coke (1795–1873). He was first-class cricketer and lawyer playing for Surrey Cricket Club.
They had issue, including Evelyn Pickering (1855 – 1919) who married ceramicist William De Morgan on the 5th March 1887.
Estimated at £800 - £1,200