Benjamin Smith III

( 1793 - 1850 )

A Rare Set of Twelve Soup Plates and Twelve Dinner Plates

Benjamin Smith III

( 1793 - 1850 )

A Rare Set of Twelve Soup Plates and Twelve Dinner Plates

Silver
George IV
London, 1826
Maker’s mark of Benjamin Smith

The Soup Plates
Weight: 8,340 g
Diameter: 26.3 cm

The Dinner Plates
Weight: 8,200 g
Diameter: 26.3 cm

 

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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