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John Mewburn A Large George IV Two-Handled Tray

London, 1822                                                                                                                  
Maker’s mark of John Mewburn

Length: 72cm, 28.3in                                                                                                            
Weight: 5,400g, 173oz 12dwt

Silversmith Biography

Son of John Nubron of Fore Street London, mariner deceased, apprenticed as John Nubron (? through some deafness of the clerk) to John Crouch 5 February 1777. Free, 4 July 1792. First mark entered as plateworker, 2 October 1793. Address: Hare Court, Aldersgate Street. Moved to Abingdon Row, Goswell Road, undated. Livery, June 1811. Second mark, 24 March 1823. Died 27 January 1830. Heal records him as Mewburn or Newburn, goldsmith, Hare Court, 1793-6.


The tray with a shell, ovolo and gadrooned border. The cast handles with gadrooning, shells and anthemion decor, terminating in acanthus leaves. The centre engraved with a contemporary coat-of-arms.

A Large George IV Two-Handled Tray Reference: DT20.52.14