John Downes

John Downes, son of a Yorkshire cutler, apprenticed to George Garthorne in 1681, free 1688. First mark entered as largeworker in 1697.

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John Downes

John Downes, son of a Yorkshire cutler, apprenticed to George Garthorne in 1681, free 1688. First mark entered as largeworker in 1697.

  • 1702

    John Downes

    8688 Queen Anne Antique Silver Tazza


    A fine early silver footed salver with a thick gadroon border. Britannia standard silver*. There is a hand engraved crest of a lion to the centre. Weight 611 grams, 19.6 troy ounces. Height 4.25 cms. Diameter 29.5 cms. Marked on top for London 1702. Maker John Downes.

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  • 1710

    Thomas Merry

    10173 Queen Anne Antique Silver Candlesticks


    A highly desirable pair of antique English silver candlesticks from the early 1700’s with octagonal form and baluster columns. This lovely plain style is fully in keeping with the period. Very solid cast silver. Good patina. Total weight 677 grams, 21.7 troy ounces. Height 18.8cm. Base 11.8cm wide. London 1710. Maker Thomas Merry I, specialist candlestick maker. Britannia standard silver*.

  • 1807

    Mary Troby

    6043 Georgian Silver Table Centrepiece


    An elegant antique sterling silver centerpiece complete with matching suite of contemporary cut crystal bowls. Plain oval shape with 4 detachable arms, classical ram’s heads with looped chains, and paw feet. The weight of silver is 1297 grams, 41.7 troy ounces. Height 24.25 cms. Spread 47 cms. Bowls 29.5 x 20.5/13 x 9 cms. All pieces marked London 1807. Maker Mary Troby.

  • 1573


    9768 Elizabeth I Silver Chalice


    A rare early English silver wine cup dating to the reign of Elizabeth I. A very early date and in very good condition. This cup follows the standard design for Elizabethan communion cups and is most likely to have been made from pre-reformation silver. It has straight tapering sides, slightly flared at the top, and has a removable cover (paten). Charmingly hand beaten finish as you’d expect at this date. The hatched decorative bands below the top edge of the cup are typical for the period, repeated to the foot. The paten has a similar band of hatched ornament and bears the date 1575 which is consistent with the date of manufacture. Contains 350 ml. Weight of chalice 270 grams, 8.6 troy ounces. Weight of paten 94 grams, 3.0 troy ounces. Chalice dimensions – height 19.6cm, diameter of top 9cm. Extremely good silver marks for London 1573. Maker “IP” listed in Jackson’s Gold & Silver Marks as a known maker of communion cups. Sterling silver.

  • 1813

    Paul Storr

    8357 Pair of Georgian Silver Dinner Plates by Paul Storr


    An important pair of antique sterling silver plates with plain styling and magnificent shell and gadroon borders. Excellent quality and manufacture as you’d expect from this world famous silversmith. Hand engraved to the top and bottom rim there are two crests and mottos for the Marquis of Londonderry* and the Order of the Bath. The underside bears the pattern number 820. Total weight 1515 grams, 48.7 troy ounces. Diameter 26.25 cms. London 1813. This handsome pair of ambassadorial silver plates were made by the celebrated London silversmith Paul Storr (1771-1844) for 1st Baron Charles William Stewart, later 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (1778-1854), on his appointment as ambassador at Vienna on 27 August 1814.

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