Georgian Old Sheffield Plate Meat Dish ex Patricia Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma.
The marital arms are those of the family of Browne, Marquess of Sligo impaling De Burgh. This celebrates the marriage of Howe Peter Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo and Lady Hester Catherine De Burgh. Howe served as Governor and Vice Admiral of Jamaica, where he became known as the Champion of Slaves. The first free slave village in the world was buit there and called Sligoville in his honour. He also served as the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Mayo and Colonel of the South Down Militia. The family seat was Westport House. A heraldry report accompanies this item.
John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne was the husband of Patricia Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma. He was the was the grandson of George Browne, the 6th Marquess of Sligo. His mother was murdered by the IRA in the same bombing that killed Lord Louis Mountbatten.
Of shaped oval form with a raised gadrooned border. Numnered 61 to the reverse.
In very good condition with moderate to high surface wear and scratches commensurate with age and use as a carving dish. Small areas of copper bleed.
Approximate weight is 1.15 kilos.
Approximate dimensions are 42.5 cm length, 29 cm width and 2 cm height.