Georgian Silver Wine Ewer


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Object Description

A fine antique sterling silver wine jug in the elegant classical style typical of this well regarded maker. With a tall shapely form on a pedestal foot and curved wooden handle with acanthus end mount. To the body there are fine quality hand engraved bands of leaves and flower swags, the lid and foot with lines of bright cut engraving. To the front there is large empty cartouche. Weight 613 grams, 19.7 troy ounces. Contains 1200 ml. Height 31 cms (top of handle). Spread 14.2 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.

Object Condition

This beautiful silver wine jug is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. The engraving is sharp. With a full set of English hallmarks underneath and the lion sterling silver mark inside the lid.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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