Pair of George III Antique Sterling Silver Sauce Boats
Pair of George III Antique Sterling Silver Sauce Boats
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Pair of George III Antique Silver Sauce Boats made in 1765

£5,800

A pair of exceptional antique sterling silver early George III sauce boats of plain oval form onto oval-shaped pedestal feet. The sauce boats were made by the royal goldsmith to the King, Thomas Heming.

Date 1765
Made By Thomas Heming
Location London
Stock Number W142x2
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W142x2
Date:
1765
Maker: Thomas Heming
£5,800
Description

A pair of exceptional antique sterling silver early George III sauce boats of plain oval form onto oval-shaped pedestal feet. The body is plain and unembellished, but the rim has a gadroon border. The scroll handles are embellished with leaf decorated thumb pieces. The beautiful cast, shape feet are pierced giving a scrolling effect.

The sauce boats were made by the royal goldsmith to the King, Thomas Heming.

These sauceboats are made in the French taste, which was very fashionable amongst the upper echelons of English society at the time.

Dimensions: height to lip 13.97 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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