Pair of George III Antique Sterling Silver Wine Coasters
Pair of George III Antique Sterling Silver Wine Coasters

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Pair of George III Antique Silver Wine Coasters made in 1784


An exceptional pair of George III wine coasters with wavy beaded undulating rims.

Date 1784
Made By Robert Hennell I
Location London
Stock Number W177x14

Out of stock

Maker: Robert Hennell I

An exceptional pair of George III antique silver wine coasters with wavy beaded undulating rims. The main bodies are beautifully engraved with floral swags, and interspersed with five oval decorative urns and a cartouche containing a family crest.

The bases are of turned mahogany and have green baize to the underside.

These coasters are in amazing condition and they are struck with the incuse head of George III. The latter was introduced as a tax mark from 1 December 1784 by the government to help pay for the American wars.

Dimensions: width 12.07 cm, height 4 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.

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Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

At the heart of William Walter Antiques is our dedication to providing our customers with beautiful silver of supreme quality, which celebrates all that is precious about sterling silver. Customer service also being paramount, our long-standing, devoted staff team go above and beyond the call of duty for all our clients. We believe it is this combination of passion and commitment that has kept our customers with us for many years.

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