Antique Silver George III Tureen William Bennett 1808 Birchall and Hayne
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We are delighted to offer for sale this beautiful and simple designed antique silver George III tureen and lid with the makers mark WB for William Bennett and hallmarks for London 1808.
Featuring an engraved crest and coat of arms are the marital arms for the families of Birchall and Hayne denoting the merging of the families through marriage. The engraved arms are those of Birchall impaling Hayne. These armorial bearings show that a gentleman of the Birchall family whose arms appear on the left as you view the piece (the heraldic right), a family from the counties of Chester and Stafford married a daughter of the Hayne family whose arms appear on the right (the heraldic left). The style of the engraving of both arms and crest is contemporary with the date cited.
It is in excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please check the photos to see this for yourself.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 28 x Width 40 x Depth 24 & Weight 67 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 9 inches & Weight 2.08 kg
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 06397
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