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Robert Garrard

George Wickes (1698–1761), London silversmith, founded the business that was to become Garrard. Wickes entered his mark in 1722, moving to Panton Street off Haymarket in central London in 1735 as a goldsmith and provider of jewellery and other luxury items to aristocratic patrons. Wickes, an accomplished silversmith known for his work in the rococo style, gained the patronage of Frederick, Prince of Wales.
Two apprentices of Wickes, John Parker and Edward Wakelin, purchased the business on Wickes’ retirement in 1760, replaced by John Wakelin and William Taylor in 1776.
Following the death of William Taylor, Robert Garrard became a partner in 1792. Garrard took sole control of the business in 1802, with his sons Robert Garrard II, James and Sebastian succeeding him in running the company, trading as RJ & S Garrard (Robert Garrard & Brothers) until James’ retirement in 1835, when the company became R & S Garrard. The company remained in the hands of the Garrard family until the death of Sebastian Henry Garrard, great-grandson of Robert Garrard senior, in 1946. The name Garrard & Company Ltd was registered in 1909, and the company moved to new premises in Albemarle Street in central London in 1911.
In 1843, Queen Victoria appointed Garrard to the position of Crown Jewellers, leading to the production of numerous pieces of silverware and jewellery for the Royal Family, as well as the upkeep of the Crown Jewels.

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Robert Garrard

George Wickes (1698–1761), London silversmith, founded the business that was to become Garrard. Wickes entered his mark in 1722, moving to Panton Street off Haymarket in central London in 1735 as a goldsmith and provider of jewellery and other luxury items to aristocratic patrons. Wickes, an accomplished silversmith known for his work in the rococo style, gained the patronage of Frederick, Prince of Wales.
Two apprentices of Wickes, John Parker and Edward Wakelin, purchased the business on Wickes’ retirement in 1760, replaced by John Wakelin and William Taylor in 1776.
Following the death of William Taylor, Robert Garrard became a partner in 1792. Garrard took sole control of the business in 1802, with his sons Robert Garrard II, James and Sebastian succeeding him in running the company, trading as RJ & S Garrard (Robert Garrard & Brothers) until James’ retirement in 1835, when the company became R & S Garrard. The company remained in the hands of the Garrard family until the death of Sebastian Henry Garrard, great-grandson of Robert Garrard senior, in 1946. The name Garrard & Company Ltd was registered in 1909, and the company moved to new premises in Albemarle Street in central London in 1911.
In 1843, Queen Victoria appointed Garrard to the position of Crown Jewellers, leading to the production of numerous pieces of silverware and jewellery for the Royal Family, as well as the upkeep of the Crown Jewels.

  • 1852 - 1853

    Robert Garrard

    9733 Antique Silver Tureens

    £5,450

    A handsome pair of twin handled Victorian silver sauce tureens of boat shaped form on pedestal feet. Excellent quality and good weight. On a plain relief, the striking decoration incorporates bands of naturalistic motifs applied to lid and body, the handles with naturalistic flowering and trailing vines. Total weight 53.98 troy ounces. Height 7 cm (including finial). Spread 15.5 cm. London 1852/53. Maker Robert Garrard. Sterling silver.

    Literature. Small sized covered tureens appeared circa 1760 and were used to serve sauces and gravy. The lid /cover helped to keep the contents warm.

  • 1823

    Robert Garrard

    9820 Antique Silver Sauceboats

    £3,650

    A magnificent pair of silver sauceboats by Robert Garrard with broad gadroon borders and shell feet. Exceptional quality and weight. Each has a large hand engraved armorial to the front with the motto “In Domi Confid”. Weight 990 grams, 31.8 troy ounces. Height 13.5cm (to top of handle), 7.9cm (lowest point of rim). Spread 20.2cm. London 1823. Maker Robert Garrard II. Sterling silver.

  • 1838 - 1872

    Robert Garrard

    9037 Antique Silver Salts – Novelty Mermaid

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    A fine quality set of three antique sterling silver salt cellars modelled as a mermaid draped in a fishing net and holding a giant sea shell. Heavy cast silver. Original gilt finish. Hand engraved inside the bowl of the salt is a stylistic monogram below a ducal coronet. Total weight 1039 grams, 33.4 troy ounces. Height 5.5 cm. Width 9.5 cm. Depth 9 cm. One is made by Robert Garrard, London 1838. The other pair, an identical copy, is by Henry William Curry, London 1872.

  • 1815

    Robert Garrard

    9356 Georgian Silver Tea Kettle

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    A magnificent antique sterling silver samovar with hand chased decoration and folding handle with raffia finish. The matching silver tea kettle stand has an ornate cast and pierced frieze with face masks, and stands on large shell feet; the detachable burner has a rise and fall wick. An excellent piece with heavy gauge silver and good colour. Hand engraved to the front is a large hand engraved armorial with the motto “Pro Rege Lege Grege”. To the reverse is the crest of a serpent over a crown, repeated on the kettle stand. Weight 2120 grams, 68.1 troy ounces. Total height 36cm (to top of handle). London 1815. Maker Robert Garrard.

  • Circa 1804

    Robert Garrard

    6215 George III Silver Butter Shells by Robert Garrard

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    A delightful pair of antique sterling silver scallop shell dishes with a crest of an emu engraved to the top of the hand grip. Lovely simple design. Pretty little whelk shell feet. Excellent condition and good gauge silver. Weight 144 grams, 4.6 troy ounces. Each measures 10 x 10.5 cms. London 1804. Maker Robert Garrard.

  • 1845

    Robert Garrard

    7534 Antique Silver Dessert Stand by Garrard

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    A magnificent antique sterling silver dumb waiter standing tall with a decorative column mounted with 2 graduated serving plates. Excellent heavy quality and attention to detail as you’d expect from this top quality silver company. The pierced dishes have a broad, peacock tail decorated border which mingles with the inner gothic design. The column is monumental, superbly decorated, and finishes at the base with four protruding lions masks. The heavy circular base repeats the above theme and also has four lions head masks. Weight 2406 grams, 77.3 troy ounces. Height 45 cms. Diameter of plates 23/28 cms. Every piece marked London 1845. Maker Robert Garrard, appointed crown jewellers to Queen Victoria.

  • 1815

    Robert Garrard

    9418 George III Silver Serving Platters

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    A good quality graduated set of Georgian sterling silver plates of oval form with a shaped gadroon border. Hand engraved to the top and bottom edges is a coat of arms flanked by 2 classical male figures. Total weight 2808 grams, 90.2 troy ounces. Large platter 36x27cm. Pair of smaller platters 33x25cm. All London 1815. Maker Robert Garrard.

  • 1823

    Robert Garrard

    9457 Antique Silver Sauceboats

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    A magnificent pair of sterling silver sauceboats by Robert Garrard with broad gadroon borders and lions paw feet. Exceptional quality and weight. Each has a hand engraved crest below the pouring lip. Although an identical pair one is slightly larger than the other. Weight 531 and 663 grams, 38 troy ounces. Height 13/13.7cm. Spread 20.8/21.5cm. Top 16.8×10.7/17.6×11.5cm. London 1823. Maker Robert Garrard II.

  • 1844

    Robert Garrard

    9520 Antique Silver Chamberstick

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    An elegant antique sterling silver go to bed with plain classic styling. The matching candle snuffer and nozzle are detachable. Hand engraved to the top of the thumb piece is a crest and motto. Weight 346 grams, 11.1 troy ounces. Height 11 cm (top of snuffer). Diameter 14.3 cm. London 1844. Maker Robert Garrard.

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