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William Elliott (1762 - 1854) A Silver-gilt Tankard of Exceptional Gauge

Silver Gilt
George IV, London, 1822
Maker’s Mark of William Elliott

Height: 20 cm, 7.87 in. 
Weight: 58.5oz


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Silversmith Biography

Son of William Elliott of Warwick Lane, London plateworker, apprenticed to Richard Gardner of Silver Street Golden Square Middlesex goldsmith, Citizen and Goldsmith on payment of £7. Free, 1 April 1795. Mark entered as plateworker, in partnership with J.W. Story, 6 October 1809. Address: 25 Compton Street, Clerkenwell. Second mark, alone 7 September 1813, same address. Described as silversmith in the apprenticeship to him of James Parkin, 6 October 1819 at the same address, and still there 1823 (apprenticeship of John Evans) and 5 January 1825, when his son Richard William was also bound to him. Livery, January 1822. Died 1854.


The lid with embossed putti, the sides applied with further bacchic putti, the scroll handle with open-work thumb-piece, the skirted foot engraved with the crest and coronet of Thomas John Wynn, 2nd Baron Newborough.

A Silver-gilt Tankard of Exceptional Gauge (1762 - 1854) Reference: 23365.2