A George II, and later, silver-gilt table service.

The Hanoverian pattern dessert spoon and fork are part of a set, including dessert knives, each item of which is engraved with the Exeter crest.

Twenty-four date from 1755 and carry the mark of Elias Cachart of London and eighteen are copies from 1844 and carry the mark of George Adams, also of London.

The number was increased to forty-two in preparation for a banquet which took place during a Royal visit in 1844 when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert spent three days at Burghley.

REFERENCE: SIL04968 (part)

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