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Michael Plummer A George III 18th Century Serving Trowel

Silver,                                                                                                                                                                  London,1787                                                                                                                                                          Maker’s mark of William Plummer

The triangular blade pierced and engraved with birds, flowers and scroll decoration, feather-edge handle, the birds incorporated in the design and piercing matching that of the crest for the family.

Length 28.5cm, 11.2in                                                                                                                                            Weight: 149.2g, 4oz 16dwt.

The crest is that of Brett, Marrant, Denham, Shore and other families.


The Benton Rabinovitch Collection, purchased from Partridge, November 2001.Illustrated and written up in B.S Rabinovitch Antique Servers for the Dining Table, 1991, page 64-5.

Silversmith Biography

Son of William Plummer. Free of the Clothworkers' Company by patrimony, 1 July 1795 as silversmith 35 Noble Street. Mark entered as plateworker, 5 October 1791. Address: 47 Gutter Lane. Moved to 35 Noble Street, no date. Heal records him at Gutter Lane, 1791-5.

A George III 18th Century Serving Trowel Reference: 23165.5