Antique Silver Salts Novelty Mermaid Robert Garrard &HENRY WILLIAM CURRY. # 9037

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Antique Silver Salts Novelty Mermaid Robert Garrard &HENRY WILLIAM CURRY. # 9037
Antique Silver Salts Novelty Mermaid Robert Garrard &HENRY WILLIAM CURRY. # 9037
Antique Silver Salts Novelty Mermaid Robert Garrard &HENRY WILLIAM CURRY. # 9037
Antique Silver Salts Novelty Mermaid Robert Garrard &HENRY WILLIAM CURRY. # 9037
Antique Silver Salts Novelty Mermaid Robert Garrard &HENRY WILLIAM CURRY. # 9037
Antique Silver Salts Novelty Mermaid Robert Garrard &HENRY WILLIAM CURRY. # 9037
Antique Silver Salts Novelty Mermaid Robert Garrard &HENRY WILLIAM CURRY. # 9037
Antique Silver Salts Novelty Mermaid Robert Garrard &HENRY WILLIAM CURRY. # 9037

Antique Silver Salts Novelty Mermaid Robert Garrard &HENRY WILLIAM CURRY. # 9037
Please scroll down for photographs below. A fine quality set of three antique sterling silver salt cellars modelled as a mermaid draped in a fishing net and holding a giant sea shell. Hand engraved inside the bowl of the salt is a stylistic monogram below a ducal coronet. Total weight 1039 grams, 33.4 troy ounces. Height 5.5 cm. Width 9.5 cm. One is made by Robert Garrard, London 1838. The other pair, an identical copy, is by Henry William Curry, London 1872. Biography: The company that was to become Garrard was founded by George Wickes (16981761), who entered his mark in Goldsmiths Hall in 1722 when he set up business in Threadneedle Street in the City of London. The company moved 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 was an accomplished silversmith known for his work in the rococo style, and gained the patronage of Frederick, Prince of Wales. Following the death of William Taylor, Robert Garrard became a partner in the company in 1792. Garrard took sole control of the firm 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. Henry William Curry acquired the business of Augustus George Piesse in 1867. He traded in his own name HWC until c 1890 when he entered partnership with Charles Stuart Harries trading as C. Harris & Co; this was dissolved in 1896. William Henry Curry entered further marks as H. C in 1868, 1869 and 1882. Condition: These excellent condiments are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped with a full set of clear English hallmarks on the edge of the shell. The gilt is original and medium bright, there is a small amount of wear to the inside of the bowl. 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. Waxantiques is an accredited member of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, and CINOA, the International Confederation of Art Dealers. All members have to meet stringent requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject. Please make all cheques payable to “waxantiques”. Posting days are Wednesday and Friday. Posting and packing for. North America, Australia and Japan: FREE. Rest of the world: Price on request. The item “Antique Silver Salts Novelty Mermaid Robert Garrard &HENRY WILLIAM CURRY. # 9037″ is in sale since Saturday, December 16, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Salt & Pepper Cellars/Shakers”. The seller is “waxantiques” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Composition: Solid Silver
  • Product: Salts
  • Style: mermaid
  • Age: 1800-1849
  • Maker: Robert Garrard

Antique Silver Salts Novelty Mermaid Robert Garrard &HENRY WILLIAM CURRY. # 9037

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