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Joseph Angell (Unknown - London 1851-53) A Pierced-Border Double Decanter Trolley

London, 1839
Maker’s mark of Joseph Angell & Son

Length over handles: 41.5 cm., 16 1/4 in.
Weight: 1,149 g, 36 oz 18 dwt

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Silversmith Biography

Son of Joseph Angel of Cor Cross London weaver, apprenticed to Henry Nutting of Noble Street Goldsmith 5 October 1796. Free, 3 October 1804. First mark entered as plateworker, 7 October 1811. Address: 55 Compton Street, Clerckenwell. Second mark, 8 April 1824. Third in partnership with nephew John Angel, 31 January 1831. Livery, February 1925. Died about 1851-3. Joseph's brother John, described as son of Joseph of Battle Bridge in the County of Middlesex weaver, was apprenticed to William Elliott of Warwick Lane goldsmith in 1799 but does not appear to have entered a mark, although from his son's apprenticeship it is clear he was working with his brother Abraham was apprenticed to Joseph in 1808. In 1825 Joseph's son Charles was apprenticed to his uncle John.


The two detachable coasters with rocaille embellished scrolling rims above foliate pierced bodies, on wooden bases, crested; the trolley with twin leaf-capped scroll handles and similar rocaille embellished gallery, on four wheels.

A Pierced-Border Double Decanter Trolley (Unknown - London 1851-53) Reference: 23524.1