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Benjamin Smith III (1793 - 1850) A George IV Two-Handled Wine Cooler

London, 1825
Maker’s mark of Benjamin Smith III
Width across the handles: 21.5cm, 8.46in

Silversmith Biography

Eldest son of Benjamin Smith II, born 6 October 1793 at 12 Hockley Row near Birmingham, apprenticed to his father as silversmith 6 July 1808. Free, 3 January 1821. First mark, in partnership with his father, entered 5 July 1816. Address: Camberwell. Second mark alone,15 July 1818. Moved to 12 Duke Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, and third mark, 24 July 1822. Fourth mark, 1 December 1837. Livery, April 1842. Died 1850.


The wine cooler of campana form, with beaded, egg-and-dart borders, the front and reverse engraved with an armorial, the lower half with a moulded band of palmettes and scroll motifs, the sides applied with beaded handles and anthemion terminals, raised on a domed circular pedestal foot. The cooler with a detachable rim and liner

A George IV Two-Handled Wine Cooler (1793 - 1850) Reference: 23498.3