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Antique Sterling Silver Flagon John & Edward Barnard 1871

Antique Sterling Silver Flagon John & Edward Barnard | Ref. no. 08170 Sold

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This is a very desirable antique English Victorian sterling silver flagon which bears hallmarks for London 1871 and the makers mark of the sought after and celebrated silversmiths John & Edward Barnard.

This beautifully decorated sterling silver flgon has superb embossed and engraved decorations which have been carried out in great detail and with a high degree of accuracy. This is clearly the work of a master craftsman.

This silver flagon is inscribed as follows:

“Presented by the inhabitants of Bampton
and the neighbourhood
John Edwards Esq
in token of their
appreciation of his unfailing benevolence
and readiness to help in all good works
during upwards of 40 years

Please take the time to study the accompanying photographs to really appreciate the level of craftsmanship that would have been required to accomplish this quality of decorative engraving. When doing so you will also see just how excellent the condition of the flagon is - there are no signs of damage, no dings or dents and no sign of any repairs having been carried out.

Having been established in 1680, the firm of John & Edward Barnard has been manufacturing silverware for longer than any other firm on record, as far as we know, although they are no longer trading.

This is a true collectors piece by a very important maker and is sure to be of great interest to many people.

To View This Antique Sterling Silver Flagon in Person

It is always best to inspect any item that you are considering investing in personally if you possibly can and we recommend that you pay a visit to our north London showroom in order to see this John & Edward Barnard silver flagon for yourself. Whilst you are here you will also be able to view our other items of antique silverware, tableware, cutlery and other sterling silver items.

It is advisable however, if you do intend to make a journey specifically to see this antique silver flagon, to contact us ahead of your proposed visit in order to confirm that they are still available as they may have already have been reserved or sold. Please quote the item’s unique reference number, as shown above, when contacting us so that we know which of our many pieces you wish to discuss with us.

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If You Would Like More Information

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Shipping, Delivery and Returns

This is a very collectable item and we want it to reach you in the same, excellent condition that it leaves us in. It will require expert packing and transportation in order to ship it safely to your address. We can deliver this item to almost any location across the world and we will of course arrange the packing for you. However, before purchasing, please contact us for a shipping quotation so that we can fully understand and address your requirements. Please note that we deliver free of charge to mainland UK destinations.

If you are not satisfied with the item you receive, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this sterling silver flagon unless we have inaccurately described it in some way and you do not receive the item as described. You must return the article in its original packaging and condition.

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: 08170