Description & Technical information

Cylindrical, with corded and anthemion borders, corded handle and shell thumb piece, the hinged cover with detachable foliage ornament, engraved with coat-of-arms, the cover with crest, marked near rim and inside cover.

The arms are probably those of Willes impaling Lacon, for Capt. George Wickens Willes R.N. (1786-1847) and his wife Anne Elizabeth (1790-1871), daughter of Sir Edmund Lacon 1st Bt. (1750-1820), whom he married in 1814.

Weight: 42 oz. 13 dwt. (1,327 gr.)

Date:  1815
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century
Origin:  England, London
Medium: silver
Signature: Maker's Mark of Benjamin Smith

Dimensions: 18.5 cm (7¹/₄ inches)
Categories: Silver