George III Sterling Silver Oval Salver made 1778
George III Sterling Silver Oval Salver made 1778
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Antique Silver George III Oval Salver made in 1778

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A splendid antique salver of oval form. The surface is engraved with a fine original crest and the salver has a bead border. The maker, Thomas Heming, was goldsmith to George III.

Date 1778
Made By Thomas Heming
Location London
Stock Number W85x5

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W85x5
Date:
1778
Maker: Thomas Heming
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Description

A splendid George III antique silver salver of oval form. The surface is engraved with a fine original crest and the salver has a bead border. The beading is repeated on the four bracketed feet.

The maker, Thomas Heming, was goldsmith to George III.

Dimensions: 26 x 20 cm

Maker
Thomas Heming

Thomas Heming, the son of a Midlands merchant. Thomas Heming was apprenticed to Edmund Bodington on 7 March 1738, and turned over on the same day to the Huguenot goldsmith, Peter Archambo. He registered his first mark in June 1745.

In 1760, he was appointed principal goldsmith to King George III, in which capacity he was responsible for supplying regalia and plate required for the coronation. Heming held this appointment until 1782, when he was ousted after an investigation into his apparently excessive charges. Grimwade (1976, p. 543) comments that “some of his earlier surviving pieces in the Royal collection show a French delicacy of taste and refinement of execution which is unquestionably inherited from his master Archambo.”

Among Heming’s outstanding works are a silver-gilt toilet service made for Queen Caroline of Denmark in 1766 (Dankse Kunstidustrimuseum, Copenhagen; Hernmarck 1977, pl. 727) and a wine cistern of 1770, made for Speaker Brownlow (Belton House, Lincolnshire; Grimwade 1974, pl. 12).

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