An elegant antique sterling silver go to bed with plain classic styling and reed borders. The matching candle snuffer and nozzle are detachable. Weight 314 grams, 9.8 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Diameter 13.5 cms. Spread 17 cms. London 1802. Maker Timothy Renou.
Biography – Timothy Renou, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered as plateworker 1792. 2nd mark 1800. It is likely that Timothy came from a considerable family of immigrant silversmiths, the earliest recorded is Philippe Renou a refugee circa 1685; other London silversmiths working in the 1700’s were Abraham Renou, Jacques Renou, James Renou, E Renou and Timothy Renou (grandfather?).