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George III Gilt Silver Cup and Cover

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Stock: 5538

Date: Circa 1791

Maker: William Holmes

Country: England

An exceptional quality sterling silver cup and cover with original gilt finish. Tall vase shape with sweeping side handles. The...

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Description

Description

An exceptional quality sterling silver cup and cover with original gilt finish. Tall vase shape with sweeping side handles. The cup has many classical features with a large central band of vine leaf garland and cherub decorated cartouche. Weight 2593 grams, 83.3 troy ounces. Total height 46 cms. London 1791. Maker William Holmes.

Condition

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: William Holmes

William Holmes, London silversmith, free of the Lorimers’ Company (no date as the records were destroyed in 1940) and apparently working by about 1762. Holmes recorded as working in partnership with David Whyte from 1768-90. His 1st documented mark as plateworker, in partnership with Nicholas Dumee was entered in 1773. 2nd mark alone 1776. 3rd mark 1792. JS Denwall was apprenticed to him in 1790 and his own son John Gwyn Holmes in 1780.

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