An early Victorian silver private die soup ladle by John Mortimer & John Samuel Hunt, London 1841, with a shell bowl, the handle with a shell in a scroll framed reserve, an initial W and terminating in a coat-of-arms accolly with supporters beneath a marquess's coronet, 37cm (14 1/2in) long, 400g (12.85 oz)
The arms belonging to Robert GROSVENOR (1767-1845) 1 st Marquess of Westminster and his wife Lady Eleanor EGERTON (1770-1846).
quarterly of four - 1,4: azure a portcullis with chains pendant or on a chief of the last between two united roses of York and Lancaster a pale charged with the arms of King Edward the Confessor (City of Westminster). 2,3: azure a garb Or (Grosvenor) a Knight of the Garter - emparlée - quarterly of four - 1,4: azure a portcullis with chains pendant or on a chief of the last between two united roses of York and Lancaster a pale charged with the arms of King Edward the Confessor (City of Westminster). 2,3: azure a garb Or (Grosvenor) - an escutcheon of pretence - quarterly of four - 1,4: argent, a lion rampant sable between three pheons gules (Egerton). 2,3: barry of six argent and azure (Grey)
A Marquesses coronet
Motto: NOBILITAS VIRTUS NON STEMMA CHARACTER
Robert GROSVENOR (1767-1845) was the third son, heir and only surviving child of Richard GROSVENOR (1731-1802) 1 st Earl Grosvenor by Henrietta VERNON (died 1828). He was initially known as Viscount Belgrave and succeeded his father as 2 nd Earl Grosvenor at his death in 1802. In 1831 he was created Marquess of Westminster. In 1794 he married Lady Eleanor EGERTON (1770-1846) daughter, only child and heiress of Thomas EGERTON (1749-1814) 1 st Earl of Wilton Castle by, Eleanor ASSHETON (died 1816), the son of Thomas GREY-EGERTON the 6 th Baronet.
Robert GROSVENOR was earlier an MP and continued the development of the family's London estates where he established his new home as Grosvenor House. He maintained and extended the families interest in works of art and horse racing
Marks are well struck
Visible V shaped solder join visible from the handle to the bowl
Light scratches and wear commensurate with age and use
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