George III Sugar Basket
Maker: Henry Chawner And John Emes
A classic design antique sterling silver bonbon basket with swing handle and pedestal foot. Very attractive oval boat shape. Pretty...Buy NowEnquire
A classic design antique sterling silver bonbon basket with swing handle and pedestal foot. Very attractive oval boat shape. Pretty bright cut engraving to the body and foot and there is a decorative cartouche to the front and back (uninscribed). Original gilt interior.
Weight 192 grams, 6.1 troy ounces.
Height 9.5 cm (15 cm to top of handle).
Length 12.75 cm. Width 8.5 cm.
Maker Henry Chawner and John Emes.
This attractive silver sweetmeat basket is in very good condition. The gilt interior is original. The handle and body both have English silver hallmarks which are clear and easy to read. The engraving is sharp. Uninscribed. There is a very minor fault line underneath the handle which is in the make, this can only be seen from the inside. 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: Henry Chawner And John Emes
Henry Chawner, free of Goldsmiths Company by patrimony. 1st mark (2 sizes) entered as plateworker 1786. 2nd mark (2 sizes) 1787. Married the daughter and heiress of Edward Hore in 1791, Livery 1791. 3rd mark as partner with John Emes 1796. Elected to Court of Assistants 1801. Died 1851. John Emes, London silversmithery with prestigious origins. Originally established by Anthony Nelme c.1680, taken over by Francis Nelme in 1722 and then Thomas Whipham in 1739, passing it to his son Thomas Whipham jr (took Charles Wright into partnership) in 1756. Henry Chawner took over the business in 1786; Chawner had been Edward Barnard I’s master and Barnard’s son Edward became foreman of the firm. In 1796 John Emes became a partner and when Chawner retired Emes took over keeping Edward Barnard II as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca took Edward Barnard II as partner. In 1829 Edward Barnard I became owner, when Rebecca Emes retired, together with his son Edward Barnard II, John Barnard and William Barnard, trading under the style Edward Barnard & Sons. After the retirement of Edward Barnard I the firm was continued by Edward Barnard II (1846-1851), John Barnard I (1846-1868), William Barnard (1846), Edward Barnard III (1868), Walter Barnard (1868-1903), John Barnard II (1868-1903), Michael Barnard (1896-1903), Stanley Barnard (1896-1903) and Robert Dubcock (1896). The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1910 under the style Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd. In 1977 Edward Barnard & Sons Limited became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd.
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