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Robert Garrard II (1793 - 1881) A George IV Round Soup Tureen

London, 1822
Maker’s mark of Robert Garrard II
Bearing the coat-of-arms and crest of Brimacombe of Colebrooke Lodge, Putney Heath

Length: 34cm, 13.3in.
Weight: 3480g, 111oz 8dwt


Additional Images Silversmith Biography

Robert Garrard II was apprenticed in 1809 to his father, Robert Garrard I, a partner of Wakelin and Company, and gained his freedom of the Grocers' Company by patrimony in 1816. After the death of his father in 1818, Garrard entered his mark and, with his brothers James and Sebastian, took over the management of the workshop. During the early nineteenth century, the firm's business expanded at a tremendous rate, especially after the decline of Rundell, Bridge and Rundell in the 1820s. In 1830, the Garrards were appointed goldsmiths and jewellers to the king and in 1843 official crown jewellers. A large design studio was set up by them, which was modelled on that developed by Rundel, Bridge and Rundell and employed several well-known painters and sculptors, including Edmund Cotterill. During the mid-nineteenth century, Garrard's was one of the leading producers of elaborate presentation silver.


The tureen with a gadroon, shell and acanthus border resting on four cast floral scroll feet. The cover with an artichoke finial

A George IV Round Soup Tureen (1793 - 1881) Reference: DT20.31.19