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Pair of George III Antique Silver Wine Coasters made 1801-06


A fine pair of Georgian pierced silver and bright-cut decorated wine coasters with the original mahogany woods.

Date 1801 - 1806
Made By George Smith II & Thomas Hayter
Location London
Stock Number W61x19

Out of stock

1801 - 1806
Maker: George Smith II & Thomas Hayter

A fine pair of Georgian pierced silver and bright-cut decorated wine coasters with the original mahogany woods.

They are of a very attractive serpentine shape and both bear the “dragon” family crest of the original owner.

One coaster was made in 1801 by the partnership of George Smith and Thomas Hayter, and the other was made to match in 1806 by Thomas Hayter on his own.

They are in excellent condition throughout.

Dimensions: height 3.6 cm, diameter 13 cm

George Smith II & Thomas Hayter

George Smith II and Thomas Hayter (Grimwade p. 909) had workshops and a retail shop at 4 Huggin Lane, Wood Street in the Parish of St. Michael, London. They were in partnership from 1792 to 1805.

Employed in the shop were three shop men headed by Hayter. Henry Thomas Jennings was one of the shop men.

Hayter was a careful man with concerns about being robbed and would spend hours applying secret marks to gold rings etc. prior to them coming up for sale so that they could be identified as his in the event of a robbery. If a suspicious person entered the shop, Hayter would say “take the spoons upstairs” – this would be a secret signal for one of the shop men to go to the rear workshops and alert the journeymen, he would then go and fetch the constable (who was probably on a retainer to be close by).

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