Barnard - English Silversmith
A stunning early
Victorian sterling silver handled sugar
basket with original glass lining. Measures 5 inches wide round and 3
½ inches high or 6 inches high with the handle up. In the form a
very detailed and extremely intricate acorn leaf & acorn vine motif
on a wire basket around the sides with a cartouche on one side for a
monogram. Acanthus styled rim & feet and intertwined handle with
floral motif. Rare original glass insert with star motif cut into the
base. In excellent condition with no cracks, dings, bends or major
scratches. The glass insert is in great condition but does have a
couple of chips around the upper rim but nothing major or easily
noticeable. Marked on the handle EJBEW Queen's Head Lion Passant and
marked on base 641 EJBEW Lion Passant Leopard's Head K Queen's Head
representing assay mark for London 1845 - 1846 and makers mark for
Edward, Edward Junior, John & William Barnard.
Sons firm is one of the oldest surviving in England today and was
started by the father Edward in the late 1700's. With time his three
sons joined the business and they registered their mark in 1829. Superb
craftsmanship making this piece a true work of art.
Joan Powell Jackson
Edward Barnard and William Barnard were two cousins. Edward Jr. was the father of the the artist Frederick Barnard (mother nee - Mary Chater). William Barnard (who was dead by 1851) was the grandfather to the artist Elinor M. Barnard.