Circular, with fluted up-turned sides and notched rims, the sides engraved with panels of lattice alternating with foliate strapwork, one panel engraved with crest, the center with engraved with a coat-of-arms thing strapwork and masonry cartouche flanked by terms, undersides engraved N o 1=18=1 and N 2 17=13, marked on undersides
978 in. (25.2 cm.) diameter
32 oz. 6 dwt. (1,005 gr.)
Henry Vane (c. 1705 - 1758), 1st Viscount of Barnard and 1st Earl of Darlington.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 27 April 2010, lot 248.
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The arms are those of Vane impaling Fitzoy for Henry Vane (c. 1705 - 1758) eldest son of Gilbert, 2nd Baron Barnard, whom he succeeded in 1753. He married Grace, daughter of Charles, Duke of Cleveland and Southampton on 2 December 1753, Vice Treasurer and Paymaster General of Ireland,1742-1744, and a Lord of the Treasury, 1749-1755. On 3 April 1754, Vane was created Viscount Barnard of Barnard's Castle and 1st Earl of Darlington. According to Robert Walpole: Whenever he was drunk he told all he knew, and when he was sober, more than he new (George II, vol. i, p.117).

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