The Royal Hospital: Silver plate and works of art

Pages 30-31

Survey of London: Volume 11, Chelsea, Part IV: the Royal Hospital. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1927.

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Four chalices, silver-gilt with date mark for the year 1688. The bowls are enriched with "cut card" design and the stems are moulded.

Four patens, silver-gilt, with similar ornamentation and disc feet. Engraved with the royal arms between I. and R. Date marks obliterated. The maker's mark R.L. (? Ralph Leete) and fleur-de-lis remain.

Large flagon and laver of silver, date mark for the year 1688, with similar ornament to the above. Cover surmounted by a cross, royal arms and I.R.

Two smaller flagons, silver-gilt, with covers. Date mark for the year 1688. Similar ornament to above, with royal arms and I.R. Maker's mark, R.L.

Large paten, silver-gilt Date mark for the year 1687. Moulded stem, disc foot, ornamented as before. Maker's mark, R.L.

Alms dish, silver-gilt. Date mark for the year 1687. Royal arms and I.R. Maker's mark, R.L.

Pair of altar candlesticks, silver-gilt, with moulded and ornamented baluster stems, triangular bases and incurving sides, resting on three feet. On each face royal monogram I.R. and crown. Maker's mark, R.L.

Straining spoon, with round pierced bowl. The date mark has disappeared.


(fn. 1) 1. Charles I and Family, by Van Dyck. Purchased from — Ireton for £47 5s. (R.H. a/cts 1699/1702.)

(fn. 1) 2. Charles II, by Peter Lely.

(fn. 1) 3. Catherine of Braganza, by Peter Lely.

(fn. 1) 4. James, Duke of York (afterwards James II), by Peter Lely.

(fn. 2) 5. James II, by Godfrey Kneller.

(fn. 1) 6. William III, by Godfrey Kneller.

(fn. 3) 7. George I, by Godfrey Kneller.

(fn. 3) 8. George II, by E. Seamann after Kneller.

(fn. 3) 9. Caroline of Brandenburg-Anspach, by E. Seamann. Nos. 6 to 9 bequeathed to the Royal Hospital by General William Evans (Governor), 1739–40.

(fn. 1) 10. George III, by Allen Ramsay.

(fn. 3) 11. Queen Charlotte, by A. Ramsay.

12. The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, by D. Maas. Presented by General Charles Churchill, 1722.

13. The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, by P. Tillemans. Presented by General William Evans, 1729.

(fn. 3) 14. Battle of Waterloo, by G. Jones.

(fn. 3) 15. Battle of Waterloo, by — Ward. Nos. 14 and 15 presented by the British Institution.


  • 1. In the State Room, Governor's House.
  • 2. In the Dining Room, Governor's House.
  • 3. In the Great Hall.