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Thomas Farren

Thomas Farren, apprenticed to John Denny 1695, free 1707. First mark as largeworker 1707. Second (sterling) mark 1720. Third mark 1739. Died circa 1743, the date of entry of Ann Farren’s mark. Subordinate goldsmith to the King 1723-42. Described by Arthur Grimwade “his work at best is of fine quality and shows some influence of Huguenot work.” His most important pieces are probably the fountain and cistern of 1728 at Burghley. His best known apprentice was Thomas Whipham.

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Thomas Farren

Thomas Farren, apprenticed to John Denny 1695, free 1707. First mark as largeworker 1707. Second (sterling) mark 1720. Third mark 1739. Died circa 1743, the date of entry of Ann Farren’s mark. Subordinate goldsmith to the King 1723-42. Described by Arthur Grimwade “his work at best is of fine quality and shows some influence of Huguenot work.” His most important pieces are probably the fountain and cistern of 1728 at Burghley. His best known apprentice was Thomas Whipham.

  • 1732

    Thomas Farren

    10108 George II Antique Silver Salver

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    A nice little antique silver salver of plain design with a shaped Chippendale border. Hand engraved to the centre is a stag crest. These small size trays are often referred to as waiters and are ideal for use with small objects such as glasses and bottles. Weight 177 grams, 5.6 troy ounces. Diameter 15cm. Height 3.2cm. London 1732. Maker Thomas Farren. Sterling silver.

  • 1729

    Thomas Farren

    8995 Antique George II Silver Caster

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    An early antique silver muffineer of baluster form on a cast foot. Britannia standard silver*. This lovely castor is of heavy quality and feels good in the hand. The hexagonal pull off top has alternate panels of decorative piercing. Uninscribed. Weight 239 grams, 7.6 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. London 1729. Makers mark for Thomas Farren.

  • 1723

    Thomas Farren

    7855 George I Silver Mug

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    A handsome early English sterling silver mug with a slightly baluster shape on a spreading foot. Good plain style typical of the period. Excellent colour and weight. To the front there is a fine contemporary hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. To the top of the handle are two owners initials. Contains 450 ml. Weight 316 grams, 10.1 troy ounces. Height 11 cms (to thumb piece). Diameter of top 8 cms. London 1723. Maker Thomas Farren.

  • 1730

    Thomas Farren

    8049 George II Silver Salver

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    A good antique sterling silver salver of plain design with a shaped border and on hoof feet. With a hand engraved crest of a stage over a crown to the centre. These small size trays are often referred to as waiters and are ideal for use with small objects such as glasses and bottles. Weight 175 grams, 5.6 troy ounces. Diameter 15 cms. Height 3 cms. London 1730. Maker Thomas Farren.

  • 1730

    Thomas Farren

    8674 George II Silver Tea Kettle

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    A handsome antique sterling silver samovar of plain design and having a shaped folding handle with raffia finish. Hand engraved to the front there is a large armorial within a decorative cartouche there is a matching crest on the reservoir lid. The matching stand has a cut-work frieze and stands on large shell feet, it has a removable burner well with push on top. Weight 2247 grams, 72.2 troy ounces. Total height 34 cms. Kettle height 24 (handle extended)/ 16 cms, spread 16 cms. Stand height 11 cms, diameter 14 cms. London 1730. Maker Thomas Farren.

  • 1730

    Thomas Farren

    8678 George II Silver Coffee Pot

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    An elegant plain style antique sterling silver coffee pot with straight tapering sides and a domed lid. Large size. To the front is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Good gauge silver and excellent colour. Contains 1100 ml. Weight 903 grams, 29 troy ounces. Height 24 cms. Spread 20.5 cms. Diameter of base 11.5 cms. London 1730. Maker Thomas Farren.

  • 1735

    Thomas Farren

    9670 George II Silver Mug

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    An excellent early English sterling silver mug with baluster shape on a spreading foot. Lovely chunky style and large capacity. The plain features are typical of the period. Good gauge metal and very heavy weight. Excellent colour. Uninscribed. Gilt interior. Contains 520 ml. Weight 382 grams, 12.2 troy ounces. Height 12cm. Diameter of top 8.4cm. London 1735. Maker Thomas Farren. Sterling silver.

  • 1728

    Thomas Farren

    9984 George II Antique Silver Teapot

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    A rare antique sterling silver teapot of octagonal, spherical form. A very early teapot. The panelled shape is extremely unusual. Charming small size and hand engraved to the top with a fine quality decoration. Excellent colour and weight. Weight 512 grams, 16.4 troy ounces. Height 10.9cm (to top of handle). Spread 22cm. London 1728. Maker Thomas Farren, a highly desirable maker.

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