A pair of George III small silver Dishes for a wealthy banker.
A pair of small George III oval silver Dishes, London 1766, by Parker and Wakelin. Each dish is engraved with a contemporary coat-of-arms for Richard Cox, army agent and banker [1718-1803], who married  Caroline Codrington, the sister of Sir William Codrington of Doddington, Gloucestershire. Cox had homes in Albermarle street in London, Aspenden Hall in Herfordshire and Quarley in Hampshire.
These dishes are engraved underneath: ‘No. 7′ ’19=14’ and ‘No. 8′ ’20=1’.
For a slightly larger Dish of 1768 from the service purchased by Cox, see Sotheby’s London [21/03/2013, lot 331], ‘No. 6’ and with scratch weight: ’24.12’.
Cox purchased a large quantity of silver from Parker and Wakelin between 1767 and 1770. The orders included ‘Ten oval nurled dishes’ weighing 319 ozs. 8 dwt. which were paid for in May 1767, and another ten oval and two round dishes weighing 369 ozs. 4dwts. paid for in August 1769.
Good. The normal scratch marks to the surface of the plates of this kind. One small scratch mark to the reverse of one dish.
Length – 31.30 cm.; Width – 23.20 cm.; Weight [of the two dishes together] – 1234.20 gms.
Dish number ‘7’ weighs 610.20 gms.; Dish number ‘8’ weighs 624 gms.