ROYAL: AN ASSEMBLED SILVER-GILT CHRISTENING SET, LONDON, CIRCA 1776 TO 1833
Hourglass pattern, the terminals engraved with the initial MA below a royal crown for Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge and M below a royal crown for Princess May of Teck, comprising: a dessert spoon additionally engraved with the date 1783, bottom marked, maker's mark of George Smith of London, circa 1776, a dessert knife with loaded handle and steel blade stamped 'W [crown] R/Garrard' and a dessert fork, both Mary Chawner, London, 1829 and 1833 respectively
the spoon and fork 113gr (3oz 12dwt)
This set once formed part of a composite silver-gilt Royal Christening suite. The set, mostly Thomas Heming, London, 1776, started with Princess Mary (1776-1857), later the Duchess of Gloucester, the eleventh child of George III. Pieces were added (the majority R.J. & S. Garrard, London, 1833) when Princess Mary gave the set to her niece and god-daughter, Princess Mary Adelaide, later the Duchess of Teck (1833-1897). Princess Mary Adelaide in turn gave the set to her daughter Princess May of Teck, later Queen Mary (1867-1953), the wife of George V and the grandmother of our present monarch. The complete set was sold at Sotheby's, London, 24 April 1986, lot 148.
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