Pair of Victorian Silver Gilt Tazzas by Walter & John Barnard
Maker: Edward Barnard & Sons
A fantastic quality pair of sterling silver and gilt compotes with central fruit decoration. These heavy dishes resemble from the...
A fantastic quality pair of sterling silver and gilt compotes with central fruit decoration. These heavy dishes resemble from the top a giant circular flower petal with a single flower embossed to alternate segments. The pedestal foot has a pretty flower and leaf decoration and to the front there is an engraved crest and the motto “fortuna sequatur”. Weight 1640 grams, 52.7 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Diameter 26 cms. London 1877. Maker Walter & John Barnard.
These exceptional silver fruit dishes are in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. The gilt is original and very rich and bright. Each dish has matching silver marks under the rim which are clear and easy to read. Very good weight. 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: Edward Barnard & Sons
This old established manufacturing silversmith business was started by Anthony Nelme c.1680 passing to Francis Nelme on his death in 1722. Thomas Whipham took over the business in 1739, passing it to his son Thomas Whipham jr in 1756 who took into partnership Charles Wright. The Barnard's involvement started in 1786 when the business was taken over by Henry Chawner; 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 after the retirement of Chawner, Emes became owner maintaining Edward Barnard II as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca Emes took as partner Edward Barnard II. Rebecca Emes retired in 1829 and Edward Barnard I took over with his son Edward Barnard II, John Barnard and William Barnard, trading under the name 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 became a limited liability company in 1910 as Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd. In 1977 Edward Barnard & Sons Limited became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd.
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