The Earl of Holdernesse’s silver Warming Stand.
A George III silver and wood Warming Stand, London 1761, Parker and Wakelin. Engraved with the crest of the Earl of Holdernesse and, underneath, with a scratch weight ’28=14′.
The legs terminate in ‘Onslow’ scrolls and the hinged dish supports are applied with stylised leaves. The frame is ornamented with gadrooning. A smaller, detachable, central ring frame, is unmarked.
Robert D’Arcy, 8th Baron Conyers and 4th Earl of Holdernesse (1718-1778) purchased a quantity of exceptionally fine silver from Parker and Wakelin from 1757 onwards. Unfortunately, the ‘Gentleman’s Ledger’ for the period 1761-1766 is missing, so the details of the purchase of this warmer are missing.
Good with very minor bruising to the burner and some surface knocks to the central ring.
Height: 11.20 cms. ; Width: 28 cms. ; Depth: 20.20 ; Weight: 913 gms.