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Antique Silver Dessert Stand by Garrard

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Stock: 7534

Date: 1845

Maker: Robert Garrard

Country: England

A magnificent antique sterling silver dumb waiter standing tall with a decorative column mounted with 2 graduated serving plates. Excellent...

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Description

Description

A magnificent antique sterling silver dumb waiter standing tall with a decorative column mounted with 2 graduated serving plates. Excellent heavy quality and attention to detail as you’d expect from this top quality silver company. The pierced dishes have a broad, peacock tail decorated border which mingles with the inner gothic design. The column is monumental, superbly decorated, and finishes at the base with four protruding lions masks. The heavy circular base repeats the above theme and also has four lions head masks. Weight 2406 grams, 77.3 troy ounces. Height 45 cms. Diameter of plates 23/28 cms. Every piece marked London 1845. Maker Robert Garrard, appointed crown jewellers to Queen Victoria.

Condition

This spectacular table centrepiece is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. Each piece has good and clear matching silver marks. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Maker Information

Maker: Robert Garrard

George Wickes (1698–1761), London silversmith, founded the business that was to become Garrard. Wickes entered his mark in 1722, moving to Panton Street off Haymarket in central London in 1735 as a goldsmith and provider of jewellery and other luxury items to aristocratic patrons. Wickes, an accomplished silversmith known for his work in the rococo style, gained the patronage of Frederick, Prince of Wales. Two apprentices of Wickes, John Parker and Edward Wakelin, purchased the business on Wickes’ retirement in 1760, replaced by John Wakelin and William Taylor in 1776. Following the death of William Taylor, Robert Garrard became a partner in 1792. Garrard took sole control of the business in 1802, with his sons Robert Garrard II, James and Sebastian succeeding him in running the company, trading as RJ & S Garrard (Robert Garrard & Brothers) until James’ retirement in 1835, when the company became R & S Garrard. The company remained in the hands of the Garrard family until the death of Sebastian Henry Garrard, great-grandson of Robert Garrard senior, in 1946. The name Garrard & Company Ltd was registered in 1909, and the company moved to new premises in Albemarle Street in central London in 1911. In 1843, Queen Victoria appointed Garrard to the position of Crown Jewellers, leading to the production of numerous pieces of silverware and jewellery for the Royal Family, as well as the upkeep of the Crown Jewels.

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