A handsome antique sterling silver samovar of oval form with a wicker wrapped loop handle. The matching stand on four lion paw feet contains a double burner. Plain style with an expansive hand engraved armorial to the front for the Ramsden and Balfour families. A charming feature is the little turned wood tap finial in the form of an acorn.
Total weight 2518 grams, 80.9 troy ounces.
Total height 41cm.
Maker John Edwards III.
Marks. Stamped to the underneath of the kettle, on the rim of the stand, and below the burner with a full set of English silver hallmarks.
John Edwards III, London silversmith, free by patrimony of the Carpenters Company 1782, apprenticed to William Frisbee 1789. 1st mark entered as plateworker 1788, 2nd mark in partnership with William Frisbee 1791, 3rd mark alone 1792, 4th mark in partnership with his son Edward Edwards 1811. Grimwade describes Edwards’ work as showing a high standard of design and execution, a producer of fine silver gilt tea services and other domestic plate. He speculates that “as partner with Frisbee for a short time he must have been in the circle which included the young Paul Storr”.
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