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Antique Silver George IV Tray made in 1822, with historical South American interest


This lovely two-handled tray has a gadroon and acanthus leaf embellished border with bold matching style handles.

Date 1822
Made By Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard I
Location London
Stock Number SA83x39

Out of stock

Maker: Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard I

This lovely two-handled tray has a gadroon and acanthus leaf embellished border with bold matching style handles.

The centre is engraved with an original coat of arms and the reverse states that it was “Presented to Joseph Bainbridge Esquire by Edward Hurry and John Diston Powles, 31st December 1822.” Hurry and Powles were prominent businessmen in the early part of the 19th century and were involved in mining in Chile, Colombia and Venezuela.

The tray was obviously a gift from Edward Hurry and John Diston Powles to Joseph Bainbridge for some sort of service rendered (see information in pictures).

The recipient Joseph Bainbridge (1770-1823) was a Newcastle solicitor who clearly spent time in London as he died there in 1823 and buried there .There is a monument in St Nicholas Church(Cathedral)Newcastle in St George’s Porch dedicated to him ( see pictures)

The tray is of excellent quality and in good condition.

Dimensions: length (over handles) 59.2 cm, width 38 cm, length (internal usable space) 40 cm, width (internal usable space) 31 cm; weight 78 troy oz.

Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard I

Rebecca Emes (died 1830) was an English silversmith, known for her household silverware. Little is known of her life. She married the engraver and watercolour painter John Emes.

In 1796, John Emes became partner in the London silversmith company of Thomas Chawner and his son Henry Chawner. The firm specialised in silver tea and coffee services. When the elder Chawner retired, Emes became sole owner and presumably carried on his own work of creating engravings for publications, while Rebecca started to work in the silversmith business.

John Emes died in 1808 and Rebecca became a partner with Edward Barnard, the foreman, and Henry Chawner. The firm, which operated under the name Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard, grew considerably during their tenure. Emes withdrew from the business in 1829.

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