( 1859 )
Two of an Impressive set of Four Sauceboats
Each is engraved with a crest and motto below the lip. The crest is that for Basset, for Arthur Francis, of Tehidy, Cornwall.
Son of Thomas Robins or Bruton Somersetshire mason (presumably a brother of the mason John, above), apprenticed to John Robins of Aldersgate Street London goldsmith (presumably cousin) 6 December 1786. Free 6 August 1794. Mark (two sizes) entered as plateworker, 10 January 1801. Address: 35 St. John Square. Livery, June 1811. Died 22 August 1859. Heal records only Thomas Robins, goldsmith, Stationers' Hall Court, Ludgate Hill, 1800, which seems to indicate a seperate identity. His mark is found on dinner plate of good quality, chiefly entree dishes.
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