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Samuel Hawkes

Samuel Hawkes, London silversmith, apprenticed to John Bracey 1657, turned over to John Gray 1658, free 1666. His “SH mark within a shield” is recorded on articles from the period 1679-1691. His Britannia mark as largeworker was entered in 1697. Elected to Livery 1682, assistant in 1694, Touchwarden 1704, Third Warden 1710, Second Warden 1711. Died June 1711.

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Samuel Hawkes

Samuel Hawkes, London silversmith, apprenticed to John Bracey 1657, turned over to John Gray 1658, free 1666. His “SH mark within a shield” is recorded on articles from the period 1679-1691. His Britannia mark as largeworker was entered in 1697. Elected to Livery 1682, assistant in 1694, Touchwarden 1704, Third Warden 1710, Second Warden 1711. Died June 1711.

  • 1683

    Samuel Hawkes

    9523 Charles II Silver Wine Taster

    £2,550

    A rare early English two-handled wine taster in sterling silver from the reign of Charles II. With a simple plain form and wirework handles. Excellent patina and faint signs of the hand hammered finish. Owners initials inscribed underneath. Weight 27 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Height 2.2 cm (bowl), 3.5 cm (to top of handle). Diameter of top 6.5 cm. Spread across handles 9.2 cm. London 1683. Marked inside at the bottom with the makers mark “SH” within a heart shaped shield, probably Samuel Hawkes (*see David Mitchell’s book on “Silversmiths in Stuart and Elizabethan England”).

  • 1680

    Samuel Hawkes

    9637 Charles II Antique Silver Porringer

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    A rare early English sterling silver porringer with decorative caryatid handles. Small size. Excellent colour. The plain body has an embossed band of acanthus leaf and fish scale decoration. To the front are the prick initials “EW”. Weight 58 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Height 5 cm, 5.5 cm to top of handle. Spread across handles 11.3 cm. Diameter 7 cm. London 1680. Marked underneath with the makers mark “SH” within a heart shaped shield, probably Samuel Hawkes (*see David Mitchell’s book on “Silversmiths in Stuart and Elizabethan England”).

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