Maker’s Mark of William Bennett
Weight: 5909 gr, 208.11 oz
Length:71.5 cm, 28 in
With gadroon rim with grapevine-flanked shells at intervals, grapevine handles. Centre engraved with arms, motto Erectus non Elatus, and crest, on four panel feet applied with palms.
Register / login as a Koopman Rare Art Member HERE to reveal additional information and prices
William Bennett was first apprenticed to John Arnell of Little Britain London Goldsmith, Citizen and Goldsmith 7th July 1784 but was then turned over by consent to John Perry and then to Solomon Hougham. He entered his first mark as a plateworker in 1787. Bennett’s mark primarily appears on trays and salvers, in which he seemed to have specialised.Description
The arms are those of Beaumont impaling Wilkes for Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th bart., D.C.L., F.S.A., MP for Beeralston 1790-96, b. 1753, and his wife Margaret, daughter of John Willes of Astrop, co. Northampton, and granddaughter of Lord Chief Justice Willes. Sir George died without issue in 1827.
You may also like
Joseph Craddock & William Ker Reid ( - ) A Set of Four Fine Sauce Tureens
Paul Storr (1771 - Tooting 1844) The Henley Vases on Stands
William Bateman (1774 - Stoke Newington 1850) A Rare Pair of George III Jugs
Charles Fox ( - ) A Victorian Silver-Gilt Mounted Claret Jug
Edward Feline ( - 1753) The Bolingbroke Punch Bowl
Peter Archambo (Unknown - 1767) A Rare George II Tea Kettle on Stand with Original Triangular Salver En Suite