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Edward Barnard (Unknown - 1853/55) A Monumental Victorian Ewer

Silver
London, 1857
Maker's mark of John & Edward Barnard

Height: 62cm, 24.5in.
Weight: 4234g, 136oz

Provenance

William Earle Welby-Gregory, later 4th Bt. (1829-1898) on his marriage to Victoria Alexandrina Maria Louisa Stuart-Wortley (1837-1912), daughter of Charles Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie (1808-1844) and his wife Lady Emmeline Stuart-Wortley 1806-1855) and then by descent.

Silversmith Biography

Apprenticed to Charles Wright in 1781 and turned over to Thomas Chawner in 1784, Edward Barnard I became Chawner's foreman in 1786. He became free of the Goldsmiths' Company in 1789 and in 1808 entered his mark in partnership with Rebeccah Emes. Becoming one of the most successful establishments in London, Emes and Barnard acted primarily as retailers, although they occasionally accepted orders from other firms, including Rundell, Bridge Rundell and Fisher, Braithwaite and Jones. In addition to simple domestic items, the workshop produced massive presentation pieces, elaborate dinner services, and ornate race cups in all the current styles. After the death of his partner in 1828, Barnard carried on the trade with his three sons, Edward II, John, and William.

Description


This is a monumental Victorian Silver Ewer made by the famous English silversmith, Barnards. There are the hallmarks near the rim and the base is further stamped 'A. B. Savory & Sons Cornhill London'.

The arms are those of Welby quartering Gregory and impaling Wortley quartering Stuart with a crescent for difference for William Earle Welby-Gregory, later 4th Bt. (1829-1898) and his wife Victoria Alexandrina Maria Louisa Stuart-Wortley (1837-1912), daughter of Charles Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie (1808-1844) and his wife Lady Emmeline Stuart-Wortley 1806-1855), who he married in 1863.

The inscription reads:

'Presented to William Earle Welby, Esq'r M.P. on his marriage 1863 with the Hon'ble Victoria Alexandrina M. L. S. Stuart Wortley Niece of Charles Cecil John 6th Duke of Rutland by 186 Tenant Occupiers of land on the Estate of his Father Sir Glynne Earle Welby Gregory Bart in Token of the High Esteem in Which he is Held by Them'.

A Monumental Victorian Ewer (Unknown - 1853/55) Reference: 21848.4