A George II silver-gilt two-handled cup and cover.

The body of the cup is decorated with vines and scrolls around rococo cartouches, and the cover with massed fruiting vines beneath  a complex finial depicting a woven basket of fruit and flowers, upon which rests a fly. It carries the mark of Frederick Kandler of London, 1746 and the cartouches were later engraved with the arms of Cecil impaling those of Townshend, following the marriage in 1749 of Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter to Letitia Townshend, daughter and heiress of the Hon. Horatio Townshend of Norfolk. Frederick Kandler (1712-1778) was active in London from about 1727-1760.

REFERENCE: SIL04746

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