A Rare set of 4 Beautiful George I Britannia Silver Dinner Plates, by William Warham, London 1718
An exceptionally rare set of 4 Britannia silver George I dinner plates. Of plain circular form with raised and gadrooned borders. Each engraved with the Morley crest. (see pictures).
Hallmarked for London 1718 by William Warham. An identical markers mark is to be found on a scent bottle in the collection at Windsor Castle.
Each plate also has a scratch weight to the underside of:
The armorial is for Morley. It is of a crowned shield containing a deer's head supported by a deer and a greyhound above the motto 'Fideli Certa Merces' (Reward is sure to the faithful). The Parker family which currently hold the title 'Earl of Morley' are an important west country family dating back to the 13th century.
These plates are in exceptional condition, there are scratch marks to the plates through use. No repairs or erasures.
Of a very good gauge and has a wonderful colour and patina and all sit true.
Diameter: 26.5cm or 10.5 inches
Weight: 2934g or 94.3ozT (103.5oz)