A good set of four antique silver plates of plain design with traditional gadroon borders. Excellent quality and weight. Hand engraved to the edge with a coat of arms with crown and motto “Follow Me”.
Total weight 2988 grams, 96 troy ounces.
Maker Henry Green.
Marks. Each is stamped with a clear and fully matching set of English silver hallmarks to the underside. The plates are numbered 10,15,16 and 17 and will have come from a large solid silver dinner service. Each bears the original scratchweight in old fashioned script.
Arms. These plates were originally listed as bearing the armorial of the Marquis (later Duke) of Buckingham and Chandos. Later information leads us to think that these are the arms of the Glenorchy Campbells, later Earls of Breadalbane – see the image above with the motto “Follow Me”.
Henry Green, London silversmith, free by redemption of the Girdlers Company 1772. 1st mark in partnership with Charles Aldridge as plateworker 1775. 2nd mark alone (3 sizes) 1786.