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Antique Silver George III Goblet made in 1801 of Military Interest


A very fine and large George III silver goblet which bears the inscription "Subscription cup May the first 1805. To Captain Barber Beaumont Best Shot".

Date 1801
Made By Timothy Renou
Location London
Stock Number W196x5

Out of stock

Maker: Timothy Renou

A very fine and large George III silver goblet which bears the inscription “Subscription cup May the first 1805. To Captain Barber Beaumont Best Shot”.

The goblet stands on a reeded circular foot and has finely gilded interior.

The goblet bears the insignia of the “Duke of Cumberland Sharp Shooters” underneath the inscription and, to the other side, a beautiful large armorial with the words “Non Mihi Sed Patriae” (not for me but for my country).

There is extensive information on the interesting life of Captain Barber Beaumont on the internet.

This rare early goblet – in superb condition – was made in 1801 and presented in the year of the Battle of Trafalgar (1805).

The silversmith, Timothy Renou, interestingly made a large amount of silver for Nelson.

The goblet has a capacity of 600 ml – just over 1 UK pint.

Dimensions: height 17.3 cm

Timothy Renou

London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom.

First mark entered as plateworker on 11th February, 1792. Address: 45 St John’s Street, West Smithfield.

Second mark 2nd August, 1800.

Third mark 8th August, 1800. Heal records him as Thomas (clearly a directory misprint), plateworker St John Street, 1792 and as Timothy, goldsmith, London , 1800-04.

Although the company records show no signs of his connections, it seems likely that Renou came from a considerable family of goldsmiths. The earliest recorded is Philippe Renou a refugee c. 1685; other London silversmiths working in the 1700s were Abraham Renou, Jacques Renou, James Renou, E Renou and Timothy Renou (grandfather?).

A Timothy Renou, perhaps son of the goldsmith, served as a midshipman in H. M. S. Colossus at Trafalgar. He was born at Berwick in 1789, which seems, however, to make the connection unlikely (The Nelson Collection at Lloyds, 1932 p. 10 footnote 25).

Renou’s mark is usually found on dinner plates, dishes and to a limited extent salvers, all of good quality and refinement of design.

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