Pair of George III Antique Silver Wine Coasters made in 1778-79


A fine pair of Georgian silver wine coasters which have superbly pierced and engraved sides.

Date 1778 - 1779
Made By Robert Hennell I, Thomas Daniell
Location London
Stock Number W157x35
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1778 - 1779
Maker: Robert Hennell I, Thomas Daniell

A fine pair of Georgian silver wine coasters which have superbly pierced and engraved sides.

They both bear a contemporary crest to one side and still retain their original woods with their 240-year-old baize underneath.

One coaster is hallmarked on the side and the other near the bottom. They are both in good condition.

One coaster was made in 1778 which bears the mark of Thomas Daniell and the other bears the mark of Robert Hennell. Robert Hennell would have been the maker of both, as Thomas Daniell would have used his mark on one as the retailer.

Dimensions: width 12.5 cm

Robert Hennell I

The firm Hennell Ltd is a long-lasting family business of silversmiths founded in 1725 by David Hennell (1712 – 1785).

His son Robert Hennell I (1741 – 1811) joined the company in partnership in 1763, and became sole owner of the business after his father’s retirement. He was soon joined by his son, Samuel Hennell (1778 – 1837), and his nephew Robert Hennell II.

After his apprenticeship with his uncle and the engraver John Houle, he gained his freedom in 1785 and started working mainly as an engraver. In 1808, he entered his first mark on his own, soon becoming one of the most prolific silversmiths of the Regency period.

The firm – based from 1817 at 3 Lancaster Court, Strand – specialised in domestic silver, salts, cruets, tea, and coffee sets often delicately engraved or finely pierced.

After Robert’s retirement in 1833, his sons took over the business. The firm is still running in London’s Bond Street with the name Frazer & Haws and Hennells.

Thomas Daniell

Thomas Daniell, London. 1775 hallmark (entered 1775); London 1784 hallmark (entered 1782).

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