This is a very attractive pair of antique early Victorian sterling silver wine bottle coasters, they bear the makers mark of the renowned silversmith John Henry & Charles Lias, London and date from 1824.
They feature attractive gadrooning with floral decoration.. The coasters have turned wooden bases, each with a central silver boss beautifully engraved with a stag.
Add an elegant touch to your next dining experience.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 7 x Width 15 x Depth 15
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2.8 x Width 5.9 x Depth 5.9
Henry & Charles Lias
Son of John Lias of Finsbury Street silversmith, apprenticed to Isaac Boorman of Shaftesbury Place Aldersgate Street as silversmith 1 February 1809. Free, 1816.
First mark entered as spoonmaker, in partnership with John Lias his father, 14 March 1818. Address: 8 Finsbury Street, Second mark, 2 April 1818. Third mark (two sizes), 9 October 1819. Fourth mark in partnership with John and charles Lias, 7 August 1823. Fifth mark, 3 March 1828. Sixth, 24 September 1830. Seventh, 26 August 1833.
Eighth mark with John Lias only, 19 May 1837. Ninth, 28 November 1839. Tenth (two sizes), 13 February 1843. Eleventh, 30 July 1845. A final note to the entry dated 8 May 1848 reads, ‘trading under the name of John Lias & Son’. Henry Lias elected to Livery, 1833.
Our reference: A1395