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Inscription

Engraved on underside of rim: cypher of Georg Ludwig [GL in script] and inventory number and weight, "S. Z. No. 13. 3. 13."

Marks

Marked on underside of plate: lion rampant, within shield (guild mark of Hanover); DD crowned, within shield; maker's mark of Hermann Sander [Scheffler 1431].

Provenance

About 1708/1710, George Louis (b. 1660 - d. 1727), Elector of Hanover, later George I, King of Great Britain (r. 1714 - 1727) (original commission); by descent within the family to George III (b. 1738 - d. 1820), King of Great Britain and Elector and King of Hanover [see note 1]; by inheritance to his son, George IV (b. 1762 - d. 1830), King of Great Britain and Hanover; by inheritance to his brother, William IV (b. 1765 - d. 1837), King of Great Britain and Hanover; 1837, by inheritance to his nephew, Ernst Augustus I (b. 1837- d. 1851), King of Hanover [see note 2]; by inheritance to his son, George V (b. 1819 - d. 1878), King of Hanover; by descent within the family, through the Princes of Hanover, to Ernst Augustus V (b. 1954), Prince of Hanover. 2004, private foundation, United States; 2006, given from this private foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006) NOTES: [1] In 1816, the Elector of Hanover assumed the title of King. [2] Because by Salic law a woman could not inherit the throne of Hanover, upon the succession of Queen Victoria of England in 1837, the crown passed to the oldest surviving son of George III.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

German (Hanover), about 1708–10

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.9 cm (11 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.787

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver