Antique Silver George III Tea Urn made in 1779


A fine large George III silver neo-classical tea urn of vase shaped form with beaded borders and stands on a square pedestal foot mounted on four ball feet.

Date 1779
Made By Richard Carter Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp
Location London
Stock Number W9x44
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Maker: Richard Carter Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp

A fine large George III silver neo-classical tea urn of vase shaped form with beaded borders and stands on a square pedestal foot mounted on four ball feet.

The urn  has cast reeded loop handles and the finial of the lid is formed as an acorn.

The spigot is formed most impressively as a lions face and is surmounted by its original bone tap , to prevent heat transference.

The urn is in good condition overall and made by one of the most famous makers of neo- classical silver of the third quarter of the eighteenth century.

The urn was originally made to take a hot iron from the fire ,an early form of heating element,  thus it is able to be unscrewed near the base.

Dimensions, height 52 cm, width across handles 27 cm.

Weight, 80 troy oz.

This object incorporates old ivory and has been registered with Defra.

Richard Carter Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp

Richard Carter on record of apprenticeship or freedom. Probably a younger brother or cousin of John Carter II.

First mark, in partnership with Robert Makepeace as plate workers,entered 20 January 1777 ( same day as John Carters’s entry is dated ” Left Trade” ) Address

Bartholomew Close, Second mark, in partnershipwith Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp, 9 December 1778, Address: 14, Westmorland Buildings (Aldersgate Street) . It is curious that Carter’s mark should appear above those of his partners who had already been working together since 1763 and would have seemed senior to him.

Heal records Carter and Makepeace as goldsmiths, 6 Serle Street, Lincoln’s Inn, from 1772-7. It would seem probable that their 1777 mark was entered consequent on their moving to Bartholomew Close to take over the workshop of the retiring of John Carter, and that an earlier mark had been entered in the missing register before 1773.

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