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Thomas Gilpin

Thomas Gilpin, apprenticed to John Wells 1720. First mark entered as smallworker 1730, 2nd mark as largeworker (and 3rd small mark) 1739. Gilpin is noted in Jackson’s as an extremely accomplished exponent of the rococo style. He is well represented by candlesticks and tureens at Althorp.

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Thomas Gilpin

Thomas Gilpin, apprenticed to John Wells 1720. First mark entered as smallworker 1730, 2nd mark as largeworker (and 3rd small mark) 1739. Gilpin is noted in Jackson’s as an extremely accomplished exponent of the rococo style. He is well represented by candlesticks and tureens at Althorp.

  • 1740

    Thomas Gilpin

    8646 George II Silver Candlesticks

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    A fine pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with faceted columns and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. The sconces are hand engraved to one side with an armorial within a decorative cartouche, the other side with a crest. Underneath there is a hand engraved inscription. Weight 943 grams, 30.3 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Bases 11 cms square. London 1740. Maker Thomas Gilpin.

  • 1748

    Thomas Gilpin

    9478 George II Silver Coffee Pot

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    A handsome antique sterling silver coffee pot of semi-shaped form raised on a shallow pedestal foot. Acorn finial. Elegant plain design and graceful shaped spout. To the front there is a hand engraved crest within a decorative oval cartouche. Uninscribed. Contains 850 ml. Weight 688 grams, 22.1 troy ounces. Height 23.5cm. Spread across spout and handle 21cm. London 1748. Maker Thomas Gilpin.

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  • 1723

    John Hugh Le Sage

    8627 George I Silver Chocolate Pot

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    A rare early antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. Britannia standard silver*. Wooden side handle. Large size and good weight. The top has a removable finial so that the chocolate can be stirred by inserting a swizel stick, the spout has a hinged flap. Hand engraved to the front is an armorial within a decorative cartouche. Contains 940 ml. Weight 762 grams, 24.5 troy ounces. Height 25 cms. Diameter of top 7.5 cms, base 10.7 cms. London 1723. Maker John Hugh Le Sage.

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