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diameter c. 24,5 cm and total weight c. 1385 grams
The Marital Arms of Halford and Sumner (Heraldic certificate will come with the salvers.)
The arms as engraved upon this Pair of George IV English Sterling Silver Salvers by John Mewburn hallmarked London 1824 are those of the family of Halford impaling Sumner. These armorial bearings denote the marshalling of a marital coat showing on the dexter (the heraldic right on the left as you view the salvers) the arms of the husband and on the sinister (the heraldic left on the right as you view it) the arms of the wife.
These armorial bearings undoubtedly commemorate the marriage of Charles Douglas Halford (baptised 27th June 1793 died 1865) and Emma Matilda Sumner (born 2nd December 1796 baptised 17th January 1787 buried 14th April 1860). Charles and Emma were married on the 1st September 1825 at St. George’s Hanover Square, Mayfair in the County of Middlesex. Charles was the son of James and Mary Halford who were resident at the time of his baptism at Furnival’s Inn Court on the border of the City of London with the County of Middlesex, whilst Emma’s parents were Richard Sumner and Susanna Gambier. The Sumners descending from an ancestor who was a merchant in Bristol who made good in that Richard’s father, John became Canon of Windsor and Provost of King’s College whilst John’s grandsons (and therefore Richard’s nephews by his elder brother, Robert), John Bird Sumner and Charles Richard Sumner became the Bishop of Chester and the Bishop of Winchester respectively. Emma was well placed socially as well being the niece of Sir James Gambier, a distinguished naval commander who was created Baron Gambier, of Iver in the County of Buckingham on the 9th November 1807.
|Height||24.50 cm||(9.65 inches)|