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Peter & Ann Bateman

Peter, Anne and William Bateman were the son, daughter-in-law (widow of Jonathan) and grandson of Hester Bateman, probably the most well known of all English lady silversmiths whose work is highly collectible.

Hester married the goldsmith John Bateman in 1732, and together they worked a small silversmith business. Following the death of her husband in 1760 she successfully ran her family business for thirty years and was succeeded in turn by her sons, grandson and great-grandson and the Bateman family silversmithing company lasted until the middle of the nineteenth century.

Hester had at least five children – Jonathan, Peter, probably John (who may have been connected with the business, although he is only recorded as a watch and clock-maker), Letitia (who married Richard Clarke), and Ann. Only Peter, Letitia, and Ann were still living at the time of Hester’s death. Hester registered her mark at Goldsmith’s Hall ‘April 16, 1761, as Hester Bateman in Bunnhill Row and this mark was used until 1790. Hester died in 1794.

1790 registered mark of her sons PETER BATEMAN and JOHN BATEMAN. This partnership was of short duration as Jonathan, who married Ann Downlinff, died in 1791.
1791 registered mark PETER and ANN BATEMAN, Jonathan’s widow. 1800 registered mark PETER BATEMAN, ANN BATEMAN and WILLIAM (I) BATEMAN. William Bateman was the son of Jonathan and Ann Bateman who in 1800 entered in partnership with his uncle Peter and his mother Ann.
1805, after the retirement of Ann, registered mark PETER BATEMAN and WILLIAM (I) BATEMAN. From 1815 to 1840 WILLIAM (I) BATEMAN was registered alone. From 1839 to 1843 WILLIAM (II) BATEMAN (son of William I) & DANIELL BALL.

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Peter & Ann Bateman

Peter, Anne and William Bateman were the son, daughter-in-law (widow of Jonathan) and grandson of Hester Bateman, probably the most well known of all English lady silversmiths whose work is highly collectible.

Hester married the goldsmith John Bateman in 1732, and together they worked a small silversmith business. Following the death of her husband in 1760 she successfully ran her family business for thirty years and was succeeded in turn by her sons, grandson and great-grandson and the Bateman family silversmithing company lasted until the middle of the nineteenth century.

Hester had at least five children – Jonathan, Peter, probably John (who may have been connected with the business, although he is only recorded as a watch and clock-maker), Letitia (who married Richard Clarke), and Ann. Only Peter, Letitia, and Ann were still living at the time of Hester’s death. Hester registered her mark at Goldsmith’s Hall ‘April 16, 1761, as Hester Bateman in Bunnhill Row and this mark was used until 1790. Hester died in 1794.

1790 registered mark of her sons PETER BATEMAN and JOHN BATEMAN. This partnership was of short duration as Jonathan, who married Ann Downlinff, died in 1791.
1791 registered mark PETER and ANN BATEMAN, Jonathan’s widow. 1800 registered mark PETER BATEMAN, ANN BATEMAN and WILLIAM (I) BATEMAN. William Bateman was the son of Jonathan and Ann Bateman who in 1800 entered in partnership with his uncle Peter and his mother Ann.
1805, after the retirement of Ann, registered mark PETER BATEMAN and WILLIAM (I) BATEMAN. From 1815 to 1840 WILLIAM (I) BATEMAN was registered alone. From 1839 to 1843 WILLIAM (II) BATEMAN (son of William I) & DANIELL BALL.

  • 1795

    Peter & Ann Bateman

    8257 George III Antique Silver Goblets

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    A pair of handsome antique sterling silver drinking chalices each with a tapering bowl on a spreading base. Classic plain style and a reed border to the base. Original gilt interior. Good gauge silver. Total weight 635 grams, 20.4 troy ounces. Each contains 200 ml. Height 15cm. Diameter 8.2cm. London 1795. Maker Peter and Ann Bateman.

  • 1791

    Peter & Ann Bateman

    8868 George III Silver Beakers

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    A charming pair of antique sterling silver drinking cups of straight tapering form with flared tops. With attractive planished bodies, each has a fancy cartouche containing a crest. Original gilt interiors. Total weight 193 grams, 6.2 troy ounces. Each contains 100 ml. Height 8 cms. Diameter 6.5 cms. London 1791. Maker Peter & Ann Bateman.

  • 1796

    Peter & Ann Bateman

    9054 George III Silver Salvers

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    A pair of very elegant antique sterling silver waiters with simple reed borders and raised on splay feet. Classic plain style. Hand engraved to the centre with an armorial and family crest. Total weight 665 grams, 21.3 troy ounces. Diameter 20 cms. Height 3.1 cms. London 1796. Maker Peter & Ann Bateman.

  • 1796

    Peter & Ann Bateman

    7582 Georgian Silver Teapot Stand

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    An attractive antique silver salver of serpentine form raised on four splay feet. Plain design with bright cut engraved borders and decorative hand engraved central cartouche (uninscribed). This quality engraving is to be expected from this family of sought after silversmiths. Weight 151 grams, 4.8 troy ounces. Length 19.5 cms. Width 13 cms. London 1796. Maker Peter and Ann Bateman.

  • 1791

    Peter & Ann Bateman

    7649 Antique Silver Cream Jug

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    A charming antique sterling silver jug with slender vase shape, sweeping handle and square foot. Fine engraved detail, as you’d expect from the Bateman family, with bright cut borders, trails of ribbons and foliage, and a vacant cartouche to the front. Excellent condition. Original gilt interior. Weight 106 grams, 3.4 troy ounces. Height 15 (to top of handle). Spread 11 cms. Base 5 x 5 cms. London 1791. Maker Peter and Ann Bateman.

  • 1795

    Peter & Ann Bateman

    7815 Georgian Silver Basket by Peter and Ann Bateman

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    A fine antique sterling silver swing handle basket with pierced silver borders and pretty bright cut decoration. The dainty classical decoration is typical of the workmanship made famous by the Bateman family. Weight 794 grams, 25.5 troy ounces. Length 38 cm. Width 27 cm. Height 11.5 cm, 28 cm (to top of handle). London 1795. By Peter and Ann Bateman.

  • 1791

    Peter & Ann Bateman

    10127 George III Antique Silver Beaker

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    A charming antique silver drinking cup of straight tapering form with a flared top. The attractive matted body has an unusual shaped cartouche containing a crest. Original gilt interior, traces of gilt to the body. Weight 96 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Contains 100 ml. Height 8cm. Diameter 6.5cm. London 1791. Maker Peter & Ann Bateman.

  • 1791

    Peter & Ann Bateman

    10132 George III Antique Silver Beaker

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    A charming antique silver drinking cup of straight tapering form with a flared top. The attractive matted body has an unusual shaped cartouche containing a crest. Original gilt interior, traces of gilt to the body. Weight 96 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Contains 100 ml. Height 8cm. Diameter 6.5cm. London 1791. Maker Peter & Ann Bateman.

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