18th Century Pair of Sterling Silver Open Salts and Mustard Pot in Georgian Style
John Wakelin & William Taylor pair of sterling silver open salts from 1783 in Georgian style with gilt wash bowls and in exquisite, geometric design. Each measures 3 2/3'' in length by 2 1/2'' in width by 2 1/4'' in height, and bears hallmarks as shown.
The founder of the Garrard firm was John Wickes in 1722. From 1776 to 1792, John Wackelin & William Taylor directed the firm. In 1802 Robert Garrard Sr. took control of the firm. In 1818 he was succeeded by his three eldest sons. In 1952 the firm was amalgamated with Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd. Garrard merged with the prestigious jewelry firm Asprey in 1998 to become Asprey & Garrard. Garrard was crown jeweller since 1735 when George Wickes was appointed as goldsmith to the Prince of Wales. The 19th century continued with a succession of famous commissions for Royalty and in 1843 Queen Victoria bestowed the honour of Crown Jeweller on the company. Garrard has served six successive monarchs.
These salts are sold with 2 sterling silver partially gilt spoons made in 1805 by William Eley I and William Fearn, London silversmiths established at Lovell's Court.
This lot is accompanied by a John Wakelin & William Taylor 1786 sterling silver mustard pot in beautiful Georgian design, which is partially gilt inside. It measures 5'' in length by 2 3/4'' in width by 3'' in height.
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