Benjamin Smith III
( 1793 - 1850 )
A Rare Set of Twelve Soup Plates and Twelve Dinner Plates
The plates with a gadrooned external border with palmettes and foliate shells and engraved coat of arms along the internal border.
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.
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