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Samuel II Whitford A Rare Pair of George III Butter Dishes on Tazzas

Sheffield, 1816-1818
Maker’s mark of Samuel Whitford

Height: 19cm, 7.4in
Weight: 2,420g, 77oz 16dwt

Silversmith Biography

No record of apprenticeship or freedom. First mark entered as plateowrker, 10 June 1800. Address: 1 Smithfield Bars. Second mark, in partnership with George Whitford 23 July 1802. Address: 15 Denmark Court, Strand. Third mark (two sizes) alone, 5 October 1807, same address. Fourth mark, in partnership with George Pizey, 27 August 1810, same address. Fifth mark alone again (two sizes), 4 May 1812. Address: 15 Grafton Street, Soho. Sixth mark, 7 March 1817. Address, 4 Porter Street, Newport Market. Seventh, 7 October 1817. The base of the last entyr is minuted ' Died prior to 1856'


The dishes chased with asymmetrical scrolls, flowers and stippling. The coat-of-arms engraved on the central cartouche surrounded by scrolling mantling. The tazzas with shells and floral chasing. The centres also with the family coat-of-arms.

A Rare Pair of George III Butter Dishes on Tazzas Reference: DT20.78.12