ANTIQUE 19thC GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURAL CENTERPIECE, BENJAMIN SMITH c.1822
ANTIQUE 19thC GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURAL CENTERPIECE, BENJAMIN SMITH c.1822
ANTIQUE 19thC GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURAL CENTERPIECE, BENJAMIN SMITH c.1822
ANTIQUE 19thC GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURAL CENTERPIECE, BENJAMIN SMITH c.1822
ANTIQUE 19thC GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURAL CENTERPIECE, BENJAMIN SMITH c.1822
ANTIQUE 19thC GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURAL CENTERPIECE, BENJAMIN SMITH c.1822
ANTIQUE 19thC GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURAL CENTERPIECE, BENJAMIN SMITH c.1822
ANTIQUE 19thC GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURAL CENTERPIECE, BENJAMIN SMITH c.1822
ANTIQUE 19thC GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURAL CENTERPIECE, BENJAMIN SMITH c.1822
ANTIQUE 19thC GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURAL CENTERPIECE, BENJAMIN SMITH c.1822
ANTIQUE 19thC GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURAL CENTERPIECE, BENJAMIN SMITH c.1822

BENJAMIN SMITH III, LONDON (worked from 1837)

ANTIQUE 19thC GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURAL CENTERPIECE, BENJAMIN SMITH c.1822

c. 1822 England

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DESCRIPTION
Antique early-19th Century Georgian Monumental solid silver figural centrepiece, raised on three cast scroll and shell feet, the base is applied with a very crisp scrolling foliate decoration in relief, supporting three large and finely modelled classical female figures (the three graces), holding cast floral garlands, top basket fitted with a cut glass tazza bowl. This is a very impressive and exceptional solid silver figural centrepieces. All parts hallmarked English silver (925 standard), London, year 1822 (g), Maker's mark BS (Benjamin Smith III), retailed by Green, Ward & Company London, Fecerunt (They have done)

Benjamin Smith (1764 – 1823) who started his career in 1790 as an apprentice to Matthew Boulton. In 1802 he began working for Rundell & Bridge the most important luxury retailer of the first half of the 19th century. Benjamin Smith was at the heart of the company, directing and training the workshops, soon working along side Paul Storr who joined the firm in 1807.

His work is highly valued and renowned, a perfect example of his work is the Jamaica Service of 1803, which is now in The Royal Collection. Having collaborated with Digby Scott a renowned English sculptor, the silver-gilt trays, baskets, and wine coasters with open-work vine borders are among their most distinctive and accomplished achievements. The majority of the designs, so closely related to those of Storr, most certainly stemmed from central control by Rundell and Bridge.

CONDITION
In Excellent Condition - No Damage.

SIZE
Height: 44cm
Width: 36cm
Silver Weight: 4830g
Total Weight: 7260g
In Excellent Condition - No Damage.
Dimensions
Height 44.00 cm (17.32 inches)
Diameter 36.00 cm (14.17 inches)
Weight 7260.00g (233.44oz t)
Stock Code
A5219
Medium
Georgian Monumental solid silver figural centrepiece.
Signed/Inscribed
All parts hallmarked English silver (925 standard), London, year 1822 (g), Maker's mark BS (Benjamin Smith III), retailed by Green, Ward & Company London, Fecerunt
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