George I Silver Casters
Maker: Samuel Wood
An early set of 3 antique sterling silver castors with pierced removable tops. Classic plain style. Each with a hand...
An early set of 3 antique sterling silver castors with pierced removable tops. Classic plain style. Each with a hand engraved crest of 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.
The silver castors are in very good condition. Each is stamped underneath the body with a full set of English silver hallmarks, the tops with lion and makers marks. All matching. There are a few very minor dinks.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: 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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