A George III silver double-cup, modelled in the form of a barrel, by Hester Bateman, hallmarked London 1787, one half inscribed, Nanney 1787, the other, Hengwrt 1788, 4,25 inches overall height, 5 oz.
The inscriptions refer to the restoration of the Hengwrt Estate to Robert Howell Vaughan, originally left to him in 1783 by the will of his brother Hugh Vaughan, Squire of Hengwrt, by the decree of the Lord Chancellor, Lord Thurlow (1731-1806), issued on 16th July 1788, after arbitration by Richard Richards and John Mitford (later Baron Redesdale) at Dolgellau in July, August and September 1786, following certain financial claims made against the estate. Hugh. J. Owen. Chief Baron Richards of The Exchequer; reprinted from the Journal of the Merioneth Historical Record Society, Volume IV, Part I, 1961. Nannau Schedule of Contents 1958, No.32B.
Scan and Information Courtesy of Tamlyns.