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John Edwards II

John Edwards II, London silversmith, apprenticed to Thomas Pritchard of the Grocers Company in 1708 for 7 years. Freedom 1723. 2 marks, sterling and New Standard, entered as largeworker in 1723, in partnership with George Pitches. 3rd and 4th marks alone 1724. 5th mark 1739. 6th mark 1753, possibly of his son. Grimwade describes Edwards’ work as having remarkable quality of execution. His works include the large rococo inkstand of 1744 and an outstanding tureen with dolphin handles and crab finial of 1737 (formerly in the Hurst collection). (formerly in the Butlin collection) He is likely to be the Edwards entered in the Jewel House records as subordinate Goldsmith to King

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John Edwards II

John Edwards II, London silversmith, apprenticed to Thomas Pritchard of the Grocers Company in 1708 for 7 years. Freedom 1723. 2 marks, sterling and New Standard, entered as largeworker in 1723, in partnership with George Pitches. 3rd and 4th marks alone 1724. 5th mark 1739. 6th mark 1753, possibly of his son. Grimwade describes Edwards’ work as having remarkable quality of execution. His works include the large rococo inkstand of 1744 and an outstanding tureen with dolphin handles and crab finial of 1737 (formerly in the Hurst collection). (formerly in the Butlin collection) He is likely to be the Edwards entered in the Jewel House records as subordinate Goldsmith to King

  • 1727

    John Edwards II

    9049 George II Silver Mug

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    A handsome antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with a simple scroll handle. Excellent plain style. Good gauge silver. Uninscribed. Contains 460, just under a pint. Weight 343 grams, 11 troy ounces. Height 11.5 cms. Diameter 7.8 cms (top), 8.2 cms (base). London 1727. Maker John Edwards II.

  • 1732

    John Edwards II

    6895 George II Silver Bullet Teapot by John Edwards

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    A fine antique sterling silver bullet shape teapot. Lovely plain shape with a straight spout and inset hinge. To the front there is a hand engraved armorial. This is a very early teapot. Although a few 17th century teapots exist there is very little likelihood of finding one before 1710. The earlier the teapot the smaller they tend to be as tea was a very expensive commodity until the middle of the reign of George I. Weight 393 grams, 12.6 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Spread 21 cms. London 1732. Maker John Edwards.

  • 1725

    John Edwards II

    7698 Pair of Antique George I Silver Salvers

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    A fine pair of early English Sterling silver salvers of square form raised on shaped feet. Dainty size. To the centre of each is a hand engraved armorial within a floral cartouche. Weight 232 and 239 grams, total 15.1 troy ounces. Width 15.25 cms. London 1725. Maker John Edwards.

  • 1726

    John Edwards II

    8088 George I Silver Inkstand

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    A rare early English silver inkstand of plain rectangular design raised on large scroll feet. Sterling silver. Mounted on top are two circular containers for ink and sand. Excellent weight 999 grams, 32.1 troy ounces. Base height 5 cms, length 28 cms, width 19.5 cms. Ink bottle height, 5 cms, diameter 5.75 cms. London 1726. Maker John Edwards.

  • 1748

    John Edwards II

    9701 George II Silver Mug

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    A handsome antique silver tankard of large size and good weight. Plain baluster form with a shaped scroll handle. Bright colour. Uninscribed. Contains 670 ml, over 1 imperial pint. Weight 365 grams, 11.7 troy ounces. Height 12.2cm. Spread 13cm. Diameter 8.7cm. London 1748. Maker John Edwards II. Sterling silver.

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