A Silver Jardiniere
A Silver Jardiniere

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Antique Silver Jardiniere made for the Earl of Minto, the Governor of India, in 1913


A rare antique silver English Jardinière made in the style of William III 1690s.

Date 1913
Made By Heming & Company Ltd
Location London
Stock Number W163x29

Out of stock

Maker: Heming & Company Ltd

A rare antique silver English Jardinière made in the style of William III 1690s.

The Jardinière is of rectangular form with curved ends, a gadroon border and lion mask handles. The Jardinière is engraved on one side with the crest of the of the Earl of Minto (1845 – 1914), who was the 17th Viceroy and Governor General of India from 1905 – 1910.It is of exceptional weight.

Dimensions: 44 x 24.3 cm; weight 101 troy oz.



Heming & Company Ltd

Heming was founded in London in 1745. The company has a showroom in the Piccadilly Arcade near to the original store on Piccadilly. Thomas Heming’s trade card & shop interior, The King’s Arms, New Bond St c. 1765.

Heming’s history dates to 1738 when Thomas Heming began his apprenticeship to the Huguenot silver and goldsmith, Peter Archambo. In 1745 Thomas Heming entered his first mark at Goldsmith’s Hall, registered to a Piccadilly address, before going on to trade from his shop at the King’s Arms in New Bond Street, opposite Clifford Street.

Heming was made a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in 1746 and rose to prominence in 1760 with his appointment as Principal Goldsmith to King George III, a position held until 1782. It was Lord Bute, one of Heming’s most important patrons, who encouraged this significant new appointment. Heming was the first working goldsmith to hold this post since the early 17th century and most pieces were made in his own workshop. The superb quality and refined delicacy of many of the items reflect the influence of Peter Archambo.

During Thomas Heming’s tenure as Principal Goldsmith to the King, George III commissioned numerous items including the Coronation Service. A large number remain with the Royal Collection.

Delivery Details

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All items are checked and photographed prior to packaging, and we aim to dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payment.

Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

At the heart of William Walter Antiques is our dedication to providing our customers with beautiful silver of supreme quality, which celebrates all that is precious about sterling silver. Customer service also being paramount, our long-standing, devoted staff team go above and beyond the call of duty for all our clients. We believe it is this combination of passion and commitment that has kept our customers with us for many years.

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