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Samuel Wood

Samuel Wood (c.1704-1794), apprenticed to Thomas Bamford 1721, free 1730. First mark entered as largeworker, 1733. Second mark circa 1738. Third mark 1739. Fourth mark entered 1754. Fifth mark 1756. Warden 1758-60, and Prime Warden 1763. Through his apprenticeship to Thomas Bamford, who had been bound to Charles Adam, Wood came of a continuous line of specialist caster-makers and in turn trained both Jabez Daniell and Robert Piercey (q.v.), both clearly established also in the same line of production. Wood’s cruets and individual casters, although produced in quantity are of a uniformly high standard and one of the most attractively designed smaller items of plate, without which no reasonably equipped table of the eighteenth century appears to have been complete.

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Samuel Wood

Samuel Wood (c.1704-1794), apprenticed to Thomas Bamford 1721, free 1730. First mark entered as largeworker, 1733. Second mark circa 1738. Third mark 1739. Fourth mark entered 1754. Fifth mark 1756. Warden 1758-60, and Prime Warden 1763. Through his apprenticeship to Thomas Bamford, who had been bound to Charles Adam, Wood came of a continuous line of specialist caster-makers and in turn trained both Jabez Daniell and Robert Piercey (q.v.), both clearly established also in the same line of production. Wood’s cruets and individual casters, although produced in quantity are of a uniformly high standard and one of the most attractively designed smaller items of plate, without which no reasonably equipped table of the eighteenth century appears to have been complete.

  • 1748

    Samuel Wood

    9865 George II Silver Casters

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    A pair of antique silver casters, or tall peppers, of plain baluster form with detachable pierced tops. Classic style. Hand engraved to each is the crest of a lion. Total weight 263 grams, 8.4 troy ounces. Height 15cm. London 1748. Maker Samuel Wood. Sterling silver.

  • 1751

    Samuel Wood

    8314 Set of 3 George II Silver Casters

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    An excellent quality set of 3 antique sterling silver castors of baluster form. Classic plain style. The removable tops have pierced foliate scroll-work and spiral fluting. Each caster has a hand engraved coat of arms within a rococo cartouche. Very heavy gauge silver. Weight 1263 grams, 40.6 troy ounces. Tall castor – height 22 cms. Pair of smaller castors – height 18.25 cms. London 1751. Maker Samuel Wood, well known for his silver casters.

  • 1738

    Samuel Wood

    8342 George II Silver Warwick Cruet

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    A handsome antique sterling silver cruet set with a matching set of 3 silver casters and 2 silver topped and faceted crystal oil and vinegar bottles. The cinquefoil frame has 4 shell feet and a shaped decorative cartouche to the front with a hand engraved armorial. Each caster and bottle bears the same matching crest. Total weight of silver 1288 grams, 41.4 troy ounces. Caster height 17.75 and 14 cms. Bottles height 17 cms. London 1738. All by the same maker Samuel Wood, known for his silver casters.

  • 1752

    Samuel Wood

    8637 George II Silver Warwick Cruet

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    An excellent antique sterling silver cruet set with a matching set of 3 silver casters and 2 silver topped and faceted crystal oil and vinegar bottles. The cinquefoil frame has 4 shell feet and a shaped decorative cartouche to the front with a hand engraved monogram. The pull off castor tops are prettily pierced and engraved. Total weight of silver 1189 grams, 38.2 troy ounces. Caster height 17 and 13.5 cms. Bottles height 17 cms. London 1752. All by the same maker Samuel Wood, known for his silver casters.

  • 1748

    Samuel Wood

    9050 George II Silver Pepper

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    A charming antique sterling silver pepper caster of plain baluster form with a pull off cover pierced and criss-cross engraved. Good colour. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Weight 96 grams, 3 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. London 1748. Made by Samuel Wood, a well known maker of cruets and castors.

  • 1738 - 1739

    Samuel Wood

    6180 Set of 3 George II Silver Castors

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    A lovely matching set of early antique sterling silver casters of plain baluster shape and having pierced and panelled tops. Engraved to the front of the large caster there is an armorial and to the 2 smaller castors there is a crest of a bird. Total weight 303 grams, 9.7 troy ounces. Height 19.5/15 cms. Diameter of base 6.5/4.5 cms. London 1738 (large castor), 1739 (both smaller castors). Maker Sam Wood.

  • 1750

    Samuel Wood

    6199 George II Silver Warwick Cruet

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    A fantastic antique sterling silver cruet set with a matching set of 3 silver castors engraved with armorials and 2 crested silver and faceted glass oil and vinegar bottles. The cinquefoil frame has 4 shell feet and a shaped decorative cartouche, with matching armorial, to the front. Total weight of silver 1814 grams, 58.3 troy ounces. Castors height 18.5 and 16 cms. Bottles height 15 cms. London 1750. Maker Sam Wood.

    The silver bottle tops are unmarked, they are crested and the tops fit perfectly into the silver frame.
    There is a hand engraved armorial on the 3 castors and cartouche of the frame and a crest on the top of the oli and vinegar bottles.

  • 1746

    Samuel Wood

    6354 Set of George II Silver Casters by Sam Wood

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    A handsome set of 3 antique silver castors with pierced removable tops. Classic plain style. Weight 474 grams, 15.2 troy ounces. Tall castor – height 17 cms, London 1753. Pair of smaller castors – height 14.8 cms, London 1746. Maker Sam Wood. Sterling silver

  • 1770

    Samuel Wood

    7890 Pair of Antique George III Silver Tea Caddies

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    An elegant pair of antique sterling silver tea boxes of plain serpentine form having gadroon borders and cast leaf scroll feet and ornaments. With domed pull off lids. Weight 661 grams, 21.2 troy ounces. Height 16 cms. Base 9.75 x 8.25 cms. London 1770. Maker Samuel Wood (known for his sugar casters).

  • 1726

    Samuel Wood

    9617 George I Silver Casters

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    An early set of 3 antique sterling silver castors with pierced removable tops. Classic plain style. Each with a hand engraved crestof a dragon to the front. Weight 618 grams, 19.8 troy ounces. Tall castor – height 17.9 cm. Pair of smaller castors – height 14.7 cm. All matching. London 1726. Maker Samuel Wood.

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