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Retailed by Rundell & Bridge, Ludgate Hill.
The reeded tapering cylindrical bodies and hinged covers decorated with granulated bands, the covers further engraved with the initials CR below a royal coronet and the Garter motto, crest and royal coronet within crossed laurel leaf cartouches, pierced thumbpieces, the underside of one scratched engraved '1143,' the underside of the other scratch engraved '1144' and 'Rundell Bridge / Ludgate Hill,' the 1144 number repeated on the interior of the lid.
The initials CR are those of Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), wife of George III, and the Garter motto, crest and royal coronet are for one of her sons.
For other, similar vessels bearing the mark of William Hall (sometimes attributed to William Holmes) have been noted, including a silver-gilt tankard, 1801, engraved with the badge of the Prince of Wales (Christie’s South Kensington, lot 345), 11th June 2013; and ten silver-gilt beakers, 1801/02, engraved with the Garter motto, royal crest and motto (Sotheby’s, London, 20th February 1986, lots 91-93).
|Height||18.60 cm||(7.32 inches)|
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