Thomas Heming Silver Platter. London. 1766
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Thomas Heming Silver Platter. London. 1766:
Up for sale at the Grand Antique Mall in Cincinnati, Ohio is an antique 1766 sterling serving platter created by famous London silversmith, Thomas Heming (1745-1790).
Gadrooned edges. At upper center, near rim, is a shield. Above it isan arm, its hand holding a single arrow and the word, "Transfigram," or "Pierce" in English.. The arms were added later and are those ofWilliam Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), British Liberal politician and four times Prime Minister, who was married on 25 July 1839 to Catherine, a daughter of Sir Stephen Glynne, 8th Bt. of Harwarden Castle, Flintshire. The arrow symbolizesGladstone impaling Glynne.
Four marks are on the back side of the platter: the maker's mark TH (Thomas Heming). Letter "L" dating the plate from 1766-1767, a Leopard's head, crowned and a Lion, with its tail circling upward.
Measures 19.25 inches by 14.5 inches. Weight is 4.20 pounds.
The tray has been professionally polished by a silver expert and is in fine condition for its age and use. No major scratches. No dents. No repairs. Beautiful for display or serving dinner guests.
Thomas Heming registered hisfirst silver mark in June 1745. In 1760, Heming was appointed principal goldsmith to King George III and wasresponsible forsupplying regalia required for the King'scoronation. Heming held this appointment until 1782.
This item will be on display at the Grand Antique Mall in Cincinnati, Ohio for viewing purposes.
Shipping will by USPS Priority or USPS Priority International. Please note: The high buyer pays forcost of item plus shipping & insurance (all items will be invoiced to include insurance).
If you have questions, please contact us at 513-554-1919 or drop us an email.
Thank you for your interest.