A George II silver-gilt two-handled cup and cover, Frederick Kandler, London, 1746.

The body of the cup is decorated with vines and scrolls around rococo cartouches; the cover with massed fruiting vines beneath a complex finial depicting a woven basket of fruit and flowers, upon which rests a fly.

The cartouches were later engraved with the arms of Cecil impaling those of Townshend, following the marriage in 1748 of Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793) to Letitia Townshend (d.1756), daughter and heiress of the Hon. Horatio Townshend of Norfolk.

Frederick Kandler (1712-1778) was active in London from about 1727-1760.


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