William Burwash

A Pair of Rectangular Foliate Sauce Tureens

William Burwash

A Pair of Rectangular Foliate Sauce Tureens

Silver
George III
London, 1818
Maker’s mark of William Burwash 

Length over handles: 19.4 cm, 7.6 in.
Weight: 1710.5 g, 55 oz,

 

The tureens on cast scroll-feet headed by grapevines. The main bodies engraved with a contemporary coat-of-arm on both sides.  The covers crested on each side. The tureen fully hallmarked throughout.

No record of apprenticeship or freedom. Heal records William Burwash, watchcasemaker, at 45 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, from 1782-1804, for whom two incuse marks are entered in 1802 and 1803 at 3 Red Lion Street (Section V). It would seem very likely that he is the William Burwash of St.Stephen's, Wallbrook, married at that church, 7 November 1781, to Elizabeth Salt of St. John's, Clerkenwell, and that they may be the parents of William Burwash of this entry. First mark entered in partnership with Richard Sibley, 7 October 1705. Address: 14 Bartholomew Close. Second mark, alone, incuse, 6 July 1812. Third mark, (two sizes), 10 August 1812. Fourth mark, 23 April 1813, all at the same address. His son George apprenticed to Richard Sibley 1 January 1806, and another son William to William Chawner 6 November 1816, who had married Mary Burwashearlier that year.

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