I.Franks is pleased to offer a fine range of antique sterling silver Wine Coolers from the George III period. All of our antique, George III silver Wine Coolers can be purchased online, or from our shop in the London Silver Vaults and come with a certificate of authenticity, guaranteed by our membership of LAPADA. Please click on an image of any of the George III Wine Coolers to see a larger picture.
Hallmarked In 1804
Hallmarked in London in 1804 by Joseph Preedy, this remarkable pair of Antique Sterling Silver Wine Coolers are richly decorated, featuring a sculptural Bacchanalian frieze depicting the thiasus (the procession which followed Bacchus) and amongst the figures both Bacchus and his drunken foster Father (and tutor) Silenus. The bases are fluted with the underside of the coolers decorated with chased vines and leaves, and the tops decorated with cast grape and vine swags. This incredible pair of coolers are one of a group of 4 known slightly varying designs made by either Joseph Preedy or William Pitts between 1800-1810 (Pitts & Preedy were Partners from 1791-1799), with each example produced featuring the same frieze but with differing borders. Each wine cooler measures 10.5"(27cm) tall, by 9.5"(24cm) in diameter. Together the pair weigh a very impressive 154 troy ounces. The collars are not hallmarked, but are original.
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