A classic pair of antique sterling silver wine bottle stands with elegant plain styling. Turned hardwood bases. Uninscribed. Diameter 12 cms. Height 3.5 cms. London 1789. Maker Henry Chawner.
Biography – Henry Chawner, free of Goldsmiths Company by patrimony. 1st mark (2 sizes) entered as plateworker 1786. 2nd mark (2 sizes) 1787. Married the daughter and heiress of Edward Hore in 1791, Livery 1791. 3rd mark as partner with John Emes 1796. Elected to Court of Assistants 1801. Died 1851.