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George Smith III (mark used 1774-86)

Ceremonial trowel c.1780

RCIN 50426

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The foundation stone of the new gateway at Windsor Castle was laid by George IV himself on his 62nd birthday, 12 August 1824, using this small silver trowel. According to the engraved inscription, the King then presented the trowel to the architect, Sir Jeffry Wyatville.

Presented to Sir Jeffry Wyatville, 1824