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Strawberry Hill interest - the remnants of a Greek granite urn and cover,

cover - 20.5cm diameter

Acquired by Sir Charles Wager from a Greek Island
Gifted to Horace Walpole (1717-97) 3rd Baron Walpole of Walpole and 4th & last Earl of Orford, for Strawberry Hill,
Inherited with Strawberry Hill by his cousin and goddaughter, Anne Seymour Damer (1748-1828),
Inherited with Strawberry Hill by John, 6th Earl Waldegrave (1785-1835) grandson of Horace Walpole’s sister,
Maria, Countess Waldegrave (d.1807),
Thence to George, 7th Earl Waldegrave (1816-1846),
His sale, George Robins, on the premises at Strawberry Hill, 25th April 1842 and the twenty-three following days,
Eleventh day sale, May 6th, Lot 103, where acquired by the family of the present owner

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