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FINE PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER STRAWBERRY DISHES

Philip Rundell, London, 1819

 

Fine Pair George III Silver Strawberry Dishes, Philip Rundell, London, 1819, Arms Brymer and Tugwell 

 

Of heavy gauge silver, each circular dish having lobed and fluted sides with everted rims
surrounding a plain field centering the marital arms

of Brymer and Tugwell above the motto "VIRTUTE"

 

Condition : Very good to excellent; marks rubbed but still very clear
small marks and scratches appropriate to age and usage; good detail to engraving

 

Marks for  Philip Rundell

 

Marks for  Philip Rundell

 

Philip Rundell was one of the finest silversmiths in England.

The firm of Rundell's was Royal Goldsmith from 1797 until 1843,and

responsible for the Crown Jewels used at the coronations of

George IV (1762–1830), William IV (1765–1837) and Queen Victoria (1819–1901),

as well as for a wide range of banqueting plate and jewelry now in the Royal Collection.

His work in the open market is scarce.

 

Strawberry dishes came into use in the late 1600s, being used for many purposes -

particularly for serving strawberries, other fruits and salads.

They range in size from 7" to 9", with some of the smaller 4" and 5" dishes for individual use.

It is said that strawberry dishes were likely particular commissioned for use on special occasions.

The central arms add greatly to both their value and desirability.

 

9.75" Diameter, 1-5/8" High / 38.1 oz.

 

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Fine Pair George III Silver Strawberry Dishes, Philip Rundell, London, 1819, Arms Brymer and Tugwell 

 

Left Example, as shown above in the first image

 

Fine Pair George III Silver Strawberry Dishes, Philip Rundell, London, 1819, Arms Brymer and Tugwell 

 

Right Example, showing some surface scratches

 

Fine Pair George III Silver Strawberry Dishes, Philip Rundell, London, 1819, Arms Brymer and Tugwell 

 

 

The Marital Arms of Brymer and Tugwell

 

The Marital Arms of Brymer and Tugwell

 

The armorial bearings as engraved upon this

Pair of George III English Sterling Silver Strawberry Dishes by Philip Rundell hallmarked London 1819

are those of Brymer impaling Tugwell.

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:
Arms:
(on the dexter) Per bend erminois and gules in chief a demi Catherine wheel in bend of the last (for Brymer)
(on the sinister) Azure three garbs or on a chief argent a boar's head sable1 (for Tugwell)
Crest:

A plume of six ostrich feathers alternately gules and argent charged with an escutcheon of the last thereon

a Catherine wheel of the last (for Brymer)
Motto: Virtute [By virtue]

These armorial bearings2 undoubtedly commemorate the marriage of John Brymer

(baptised 5th September 1804 died 7th December 1870), of Ilsington House,3 Puddletown in the County of Dorset

and Eliza Mary Tugwell (baptised 29th February 1816 died 27th November 1893).

John and Eliza were married at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin,

Bathwick with Woolley in the County of Somerset on the 5th August 1834.4

John was a younger son of Alexander Brymer,5 a Scottish born merchant of Halifax, Nova Scoti

a and later of London and Somerset and his wife, Harriet Dobson (née Parr),6

whilst Eliza was the only daughter of George Hayward Tugwell,7

of Crowe Hall, Widcombe, near Bath in the County of Somerset and Sarah Clutterbuck.

During the 19th Century the Brymer and the Tugwell families or members thereof were successful bankers in the City of Bath.

 

Prior to his marriage to Eliza, John served in the British Army as a Captain in the 5th Dragoon Guards.

He later served as the High Sheriff for the County of Dorset in the year 1865.

 

 

The Marriage Record of John Brymer and Eliza Mary Tugwell

in the Register of the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bathwick with Woolley, Co. Somerset 5th August 1834.

 


1 Also blazoned as 'Azure three garbs or tied gules on a chief argent a boar's head couped sable langued gules'.
2 The arms and crest of Brymer were granted to John's father, Colonel Alexander Brymer,

of Bathwick, Co. Somerset [College of Arms Grant Book Volume XXVIII, folio 49].
3 John acquired Ilsington House and its surrounding estate in 1861.
4John and Eliza were married by John's elder brother, The Reverend William Thomas Parr Brymer,

the incumbent of the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bathwick with Woolley, Co. Somerset.
5 Alexander served as one of Her Majesty's Council Nova Scotia,

Colonel Commandant of the Militia and Deputy Paymaster General in the Province.
6 Harriet was the daughter of John Parr, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.
7 George served as the Mayor of Bath for the years 1817 and 1827.

 

Heraldry Courtesy of John Tunesi of Liongam

MSc, FSA Scot, Hon FHS, QG

 

 

 

 

Pair of George III Silver Strawberry Dishes, Philip Rundell,

pictured with

A George III Bougie Box, Richard Cook, 1800, Crested for Charles Grey, the 1st Earl Grey

 

 


 

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