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Silver Salver Reid Impaling Seton London 1780

Heading : 18th century silver wedding salver
Date :
1780
Period : George III
Origin : London, England
Marks : Hallmarked Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp of London in 1780
Body : Beaded rim with further neo-classical decoration. Engraved coat of arms in the centre
Size : 3cm tall and 22.2cm in diameter
Condition : Excellent, no dings
Restoration : None
Weight :
479 grams ( 15.4 ozt)

The groom’s arms are on the left as you view (although the orientation is actually determined from the point of view of someone bearing a shield, so this is actually the holder’s right) - and it is that of the Reid family

The bride to the right is of Seton stock, a storied Scottish family. The border around the three crescents was awarded to the family as a result of their being married into the Scottish royal family four times. This half of the shield is red on a gold background

Reid of Winchburgh

The Family long maintained the Castle and gardens of Niddry, West Lothian, for the Lords Seton and Earls of Winton. What became of the Reids afterwards remains a clouded in history, though they had maintained a presence in Winchburgh after it's acquisition by the Hope Family, to which the 3rd Earl of Winton sold Niddry Castle, along with Winchburgh and Kirkliston, after his son's  imprisonement for invovlement in Jacobite activities.

It appears that the Reids of Winchburgh also emigrated to Ulster, Ireland, in the early part of the 18th century. There is also a noted marriage which brought about the family of Reid-Seton’s.

The seton arms, and the scottish royal coat of arms with the same "double royal tressure, flory counter-flory," -  the red border with the little trefoils - you can just make these out on the engraving:

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