Antique Silver George III Rare Skewer made in 1779


A rare bright-cut engraved George III antique silver skewer.

Date 1779
Made By William Sumner & Richard Crossley
Location London
Stock Number FA239x1
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Maker: William Sumner & Richard Crossley

A rare bright-cut engraved George III antique silver skewer.

The skewer still bears the original owner’s script initials within a shield-shaped cartouche.

The skewer has a fine patina and remains in good original condition (apart from the usual knife cuts).

Dimensions: length 30.75 cm; weight 2.75 troy oz.

William Sumner & Richard Crossley

William Sumner son of Gilbert Sumner late of Hadley in the County of Essex farmer deceased, apprenticed to Thomas Chawner 5 October 1763 on payment of £25.00. Free 7 November 1770.

First mark entered as plateworker , in partnership with Richard Crossley 1 May 1775. Address:1 Clerkenwell Close.

Second mark (two sizes) 27 January 1776.

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