A RARE GEORGE III SILVER AND RED LEATHER DOG BRACE LEASH with steel buckles
A RARE GEORGE III SILVER AND RED LEATHER DOG BRACE LEASH with steel buckles, inscribed William Wynne Sparrow Red Hill Beaumaris Carnarvon Hunt 1817, 87cm l, by George Lowe I, Chester 1816Provenance: W W Sparrow served as High Sheriff of Anglesey in 1822 and was five times Mayor of Beaumaris between 1819 and 1832. A kinsman, James Sparrow, was Secretary of the management committee which oversaw the building of the Triumphal Arch on Holyhead pier designed by Thomas Harrison of Chester to commemorate the visit of George IV in 1821 (see lot 71). Redhill House is the seat of the Bulkeley Williams family and was acquired on the bankruptcy of the then Sparrow occupier, around 1850.George Lowe I (1768-1841) registered his mark at the Chester Assay Office in 1791, shortly after having done so in London. He enjoyed a long connection with the Bateman family of silversmiths for whom he acted as their agent in Chester. He served as Warden and for a time Assay Master at Chester and catered to an illustrious local clientele.
Estimate: £300 - 500
Sold for £700