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Pair of Important 1813 Sterling Silver George III Wine Coolers Coat of Arms

US$54,381.15per set


We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare pair of important George III solid sterling silver 1813 wine coolers by the great Thomas and James Creswick This pair are as mentioned, George III Silver Wine-Coolers, and come complete with the original collars and Liners, crafted by Thomas and James Creswick, Sheffield, 1813, each campana-shaped and on conforming spreading gadrooned foot, the lower body part-fluted and with cornucopia cast handles, with plain collar and liner, engraved with a coat-of-arms The arms are those of Whitshed quartering Hawkins and impaling Bentinck for Admiral Sir James Hawkins-Whitshed, G.C.B., later 1st Baronet, (1762-1849) and his wife Sophia Henrietta, daughter of Captain John Albert Bentinck R.N. Provenance: Admiral of the Fleet Sir James Hawkins-Whitshed (1762-1849) and probably by descent to Sir St Vincent Bentinck Hawkins-Whitshed, 3rd Baronet (1837-1871) and possibly by descent to his daughter Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed (1860-1934). Hawkins was born in Raphoe in Co. Donegal, the son of the Rt. Rev. Dr James Hawkins and his wife Catherine. He had joined the Royal Navy by 1773 and he was to have a distinguished career, serving at the Battle of Martinique during the American War of Independence and later the war against France. By 1799 he was in charge of the HMS Queen Charlotte and later the HMS Temeraire, the ship later made famous in the painting by Turner. In honour of his service Hawkins was made Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1815, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in 1830 and created a baronet of Killincarrick in 1834. He was to have six children with his wife Sophia. As his eldest son, also James, was killed while serving on the HMS Berwick he was succeeded as second baronet by his second son St Vincent Keene Hawkins-Whitshed. The baronetcy however was to become extinct on the death of Sir James' grandson. While the provenance after the 1st Baronet is unclear it would seem almost certain that the present wine-coolers descended to the 3rd Baronet who was to die in 1871 without male heir. The estates, including Killincarrick House, which is now the home to the Greystones Golf club, passed to his daughter Elizabeth. Elizabeth was to have a storied life with a number of marriages and fame as an author, mountain climber and photographer. The pair are in sublime condition for the age, they have light patination as you would expect, I can have them professionally polished by the genius that is Clive Burr for the cost price however I think there current look and feel is appropriate for nearly 200 year old wine coolers. Each piece is fully hallmarked with clear crisp makers, date letters and of course the town of Sheffield and sideways facing Lion for Sterling. They also have the King George sideways facing head Dimensions: Height:- 23cm Width:- 27cm Depth:- 22cm Weight:- 2418.5 grams and 2466.5 grams = 4885 grams Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses Condition Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.


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