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Elizabeth Jones An Elegant George III Square Salver

Silver                                                                                                                            London, 1787                                                             
Maker’s mark of Elizabeth Jones
Width: 49cm,19.2in                                                                                                     Weight: 2,860g, 91oz 18dwt
 

Silversmith Biography

No record of apprenticeship or freedom. Probably widow of Robert Jones. Mark entered as plateworker, 15 January 1783. Address: 49 Bartholomew Close. Cf. Robert Jones and John Schofield, 40 Bartholomew Close, 1776, and the apprenticeship of Robert, son of Robert Jones 'late of Bartholomew Close Goldsmith deed' in 1787. Her mark, which is rarely found except on salvers and waiters, must be carefully distinguished from that of Edward Jay, which appear to early to be hers.

Description

The square salver on four reeded feet with a reeded border and with wasted cut corners. The flat surface engraved in the George I ‘Hogarth Style’ with a fabulous band of brick-work, flowers, fruit, shells and bluebells. The four corners with cartouches of shell and acanthus leaves surrounded masks depicting the four seasons. The centre with a similar cartouche and family crest of a greyhound on chapeau.
 

An Elegant George III Square Salver Reference: DT20.75.3