An Exceptional silver-gilt William III Tazza, London 1701

ANTHONY NELME (1672-1722)

An Exceptional silver-gilt William III Tazza, London 1701

1701 London

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A William III silver-gilt Tazza, London 1701

Diameter: 13 ½ inches (34.2 cm)

Weight: 52 ounces (1,631 grams)

Circular, on slightly domed pedestal foot, with moulded border, the centre engraved with two coats-of-arms accollé within foliate, strapwork and grotesque mask mantling.
The arms are those of Grenville accollé with Leofric quartering Temple, for Richard Grenville (1678-1727) and his wife Hester (d. 1752), sister of Sir Richard Temple 5th Bt. Of Stowe (1675-1749), later created 1st Viscount Cobham. They were married in 1710. On the death of Viscount Cobham Hester succeeded her brother to the Stowe estates and was created Countess Temple.

Provenance: Richard Grenville of Wooton, co. Buckingham (1678-1727) and by descent to
Richard Plantagenet, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (1797-1861).
Stowe House; Christie’s house sale, 15 August 1848 and for 37 days, the 16th day, lot 146 (£6 to Benjamin).
Edward, 22nd Baron Hastings (b.1912); Christie’s London, 9 December 1959, lot 155 (£1,350 to Lumley).
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