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Sebastian & James Crespel

Sebastian & James Crespel, London silversmiths, no record of their apprenticeship or freedom. Their mark is assumed to have been entered in the missing largeworkers’ register circa 1760. The Crespels are noted in Edward Wakelin’s workmen registers and it’s likely that they learnt their trade in Wakelin’s workshop; the entry for 1769 records them as supplying plates and dishes, which seem to constitute their greatest output. Their careers certainly seem to have been tied to Wakelin and from 1782 it’s likely that all pieces bearing their mark went through the latters’ hands. From 1788 Wakelin’s ledger account is headed ‘James Crespel’, indicating Sebastian’s probable death or retirement. The ledgers finish in October 1806 without any apparent successor to the business. James Crespel had at least four sons apprenticed in the trade.

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Sebastian & James Crespel

Sebastian & James Crespel, London silversmiths, no record of their apprenticeship or freedom. Their mark is assumed to have been entered in the missing largeworkers’ register circa 1760. The Crespels are noted in Edward Wakelin’s workmen registers and it’s likely that they learnt their trade in Wakelin’s workshop; the entry for 1769 records them as supplying plates and dishes, which seem to constitute their greatest output. Their careers certainly seem to have been tied to Wakelin and from 1782 it’s likely that all pieces bearing their mark went through the latters’ hands. From 1788 Wakelin’s ledger account is headed ‘James Crespel’, indicating Sebastian’s probable death or retirement. The ledgers finish in October 1806 without any apparent successor to the business. James Crespel had at least four sons apprenticed in the trade.

  • 1763

    Sebastian & James Crespel

    9982 George III Antique Second Course Plate

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    A fine antique silver plate of plain design with traditional shaped gadroon borders. This large size is generally referred to as a second course dish. Excellent quality and weight. Hand engraved to the edge with a large coat of arms with crown and motto “Perdeum Etferrum Obtinui”. Weight 816 grams, 26.2 troy ounces. Diameter 29.4cm. London 1763. Maker Sebastian & James Crespel.

  • 1769

    Sebastian & James Crespel

    8556 Antique George III Silver Serving Dish and Mazerine

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    An excellent Georgian sterling silver meat dish, or serving dish, of shaped oval form with an applied gadroon border. It’s very rare to find an antique dish like this still complete with its original mazerine strainer. Hand engraved to one side of the platter and to the centre of the strainer with a hand engraved armorial. Marked number 17, this platter has come from a very large and important dinner service. Total weight 2984 grams (2409+575), 95.9 troy ounces. Platter length 51 cms, width 37.5 cms. Mazerine length 42 cms, width 28.5 cms. London 1769. Maker Sebastian James Crespell.

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    5551 George II Cast Silver Cream Jug

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  • Circa 1809

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  • Circa 1900

     

    9566 Antique Silver Plated Wall Lights

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