This fine Georgian lidded tankard is a rare example of Hester Bateman silver. Hester Bateman was dubbed 'the Queen of English Silver', and a prolific silversmith in the late 18th century. Hester Bateman silver is highly prized by collectors who are fascinated by the novelty of a female silversmith. This example was made in London 1783 and is a very fine example of a Georgian silver tankard. For more information contact James Baldwin - www.jamesbaldwinantiques.com
A Hester Bateman silver tankard from James Baldwin shown on Get Your House in Order
Another item that was shown on Get Your House in Order is this silver gilt copy of the Cellini Salt. This part-enameled gold table sculpture was designed by Benvenuto Cellini. It was completed in 1543 for Francis I of France, from models that had been prepared many years earlier for Cardinal Ippolito d’Este.
It came into the possession of the Habsburgs as a gift by Charles IX of France to Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol. It was originally part of the Habsburg art collection at Castle Ambras, but was transferred to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna during the 19th century.
For more information contact Peter Szuhay - www.peterszuhay.com.
Silver gilt copy of the Cellini Salt from Peter Szuhay shown on Get Your House in Order
Grays Antiques on Channel 4's Get Your House in Order.
TV presenter and antiques and artefacts dealer Nick Allen.
Grays dealer Joseph Cohen is negatioting on a silver item
with collector Barry Phillips and Nick Allen.
Visit www.graysantiques.com for more information about antique silverware.