George III Silver Coaster by Hester Bateman

Date: 1785

Maker: Hester Bateman, London

Country: England

Stock Number: 7287

A very pretty antique silver bottle stand with a pierced work border and bead top edge. With a turned hardwood centre. Typical of the work by this sought after English lady silversmith the coaster has a simple classical design with bands of bright cut engraving and a cut work flowers and bows. Height 4 cms. Diameter 12 cms. Sterling silver.
London 1785. Maker Hester Bateman.

Literature: Hester Bateman (1708–1794) is probably the most well known of all English lady silversmiths and her work is highly collectible. She successfully ran her family business for thirty years following the death of her husband and was succeeded in turn by her sons, grandson and great-grandson and the Bateman family silversmithing company lasted until the middle of the nineteenth century.

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