Quality pair armorial George II silver salvers London 1751 William Peaston

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This superb pair of armorial George II silver salvers were made in London in 1751 by William Peaston (specialist salver maker) and measure 8.5 inches in dia, they have shaped shell and scroll borders and central cartouches bearing coats of arms, they each stand on 3 cast legs and bear fully and clear hallmarks to the backs. They are in very good condition with a nice colour and feel to them and they weigh 28.15 ounces or 876 grams – a super quality pair of salvers.

The Marital Arms of Chichester and Incledon
The armorial bearings as engraved upon this Pair of George II English Sterling Silver
Footed Salvers by William Peaston hallmarked London 1751 are those of the family
of Chichester impaling Incledon. These armorial bearings denote the marshalling of a
marital coat showing on the dexter (the heraldic right on the left as you view the
piece) the arms of the husband and on the sinister (the heraldic left on the right as you
view it) the arms of the wife. They may be blazoned as follows:
(on the dexter) Chequy or and gules a chief vair (for Chichester)
(on the sinister) Argent a chevron between three tuns sable fire issuing from
the bungholes proper1
(for Incledon)
These armorial bearings undoubtedly commemorate the marriage of Charles
Chichester (born 1723 died 22nd January 1798) of Hall, Bishop’s Tawton in the
County of Devon, and Amy Incledon (born 1721 died 1782). Charles was the only
son of Arthur Chichester and his wife, Katherine Harward, whilst Amy was the eldest
1 Another version of the Incledon arms which is generally borne by the family has a ‘chevron engrailed
sable’ rather than a plain chevron as engraved here.
daughter of Robert Incledon,2
of Pilton House, Pilton near Barnstaple in the County of
Devon and his second wife, Penelope Sandford.3
Charles and Amy were married at
the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Pilton aforesaid on the 13th April 1748.
As Charles’s father, Arthur predeceased him dying on the 26th June 1725, he
eventually succeeded to the family estate of Hall at the age of 14 years upon the death
of his grandfather Arthur on the 5th February 1737.

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