Nicholas Mellors Auctions Antiques & Collectables - Friday 20th January 2017
A set of three good Victorian Sheffield plate meat covers, each slightly fluted body engraved with a
coat of arms above the Adair clan family motto 'Loyal au Mort', each with heavily cast handle formed from foliate scrolls and flowers, 29cm high, 51cm wide and smaller (3) Provenance: Heatherton Park, Somerset, and the arms represent the marriage on 17th June 1828 of Harriet Eliza, daughter of George Atkinson of Temple. Sowerby, Westmorland and Alexander Adair of Heatherton Park. He was born 1799 and died in 1863, so the arms were put on most likely on their wedding or at any time between then and his death (she outlived him by 5 years).