The Barnard and Sons Silver Co. -- Sugar Basket
Barnard - English Silversmith
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From: Ebay ad # 3736048797
(Sale Ends Jul-18-04 20:27:50 PDT) 

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.

The 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.

From: Joan Powell Jackson
(joan jackson @
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004

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.

Special thanks to Joan Powell Jackson, of San Antonio, Texas. but originally from  New Orleans, for being a friend of the JSS Gallery, and for sending the link to this information 

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Created 7/14/2004