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Samuel Jefferys An Elegant Pair of Shell Dishes

George I
London, 1726
Maker’s mark of Samuel Jeffreys

Length: 13.7 cm, 5 3/8 in.
Weight: 311 g, 10 oz

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Acquired from S.J. Phillips Ltd., London, 1988.

Silversmith Biography

Son of James Jeffreys of Old Artillery Ground belonging to threw Tower of London. He was apprenticed to William Gamble 26th October 1688 and was Free, 13th November 1695. His hallmark was entered as a largeworker circa 1697 on commencement of the register at the Goldsmiths Hall. His address is listed as Near Wapping Old Stairs until 1731.


Of fluted shell form, the wells engraved with a crest, the undersides engraved with a second crest, marked to undersides.

An Elegant Pair of Shell Dishes Reference: DT22.60.2