A substantial pair of George III silver small Salvers
A pair of George III oval silver small Salvers, London 1794, by Robert and Thomas Makepeace. The borders and the feet with gadroon edging. The centre of each salver with a contemporary engraving of a coat-of-arms in a lozenge for Taylor White II of Wallingwells, Nottinghamshire. Taylor White died in 1795 and the lozenge suggests that the arms are either those of his widow, Sarah White, who died in 1802, or, more likely, his unmarried daughter, also Sarah White, born in 1769 and died in 1827. Taylor’s wife was the daughter and co-heiress of Sir Isaac Woollaston and was therefore entitled to show the Woollaston arms on her shield.
Robert Makepeace II entered the mark in partnership with his brother, Thomas, on 8th January 1794 and remained in partnership with him for just over a year until 20th January 1795.
Length – 27.30 cm.; Width – 20.70 cm.; Height – 2.90 cm.; Weight [of the pair] – 1368.40 gms.