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Thomas Hobbs A George III Novelty Beehive Honey Pot

Silver
London, 1797
Maker’s mark of Thomas Hobbs & James Taylor

The hive modelled as a bound reeded skep. The pot with a detachable cover with a round ribbon and reed finial.
Hallmarked on the base and rim of cover.
Weight: 7oz 15dwt, 242.5g
Height: 5in, 12.7cm
 

Silversmith Biography

No record of apprenticeship or freedom. First mark entered as smallworker, 7 May 1796. Address: 7 St. Ann's Lane. Second mark, in partnership with James Taylor as plateworkers, 27 October 1797. Address: 21 St. Ann's Lane, Aldersgate.

A George III Novelty Beehive Honey Pot Reference: DT21.64.9