Set of Four George III Silver Salt Cellars made in 1790

£1,450

A fine set of four oval boat-shaped salt cellars made by the royal goldsmith, Thomas Heming.

Date 1790
Made By Thomas Heming
Location London
Stock Number W110x13
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W110x13
Date:
1790
Maker: Thomas Heming
£1,450
Description

A fine set of four oval boat-shaped salt cellars made by the royal goldsmith, Thomas Heming.

The salts are richly gilded and the borders are reeded.

They are in excellent condition throughout.

A lovely set by George III’s chief goldsmith.

Dimensions: height 7 cm, length 10.2 cm, width 6.1 cm; weight 10.75 troy oz.

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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