388. Sterling Silver Wine Coaster Edward Barnard Rebecca Emes London 1817. 12.6ozs

Stunning English Sterling Single Silver Bottler or Wine Coaster of Exceptional Quality and unusually heavy gauge Silver 

The entire embossed with egg and dart detail, below a gadrooned rim with segments of Shell and Acanthus Leaf decoration, original polished oak base.  

Mark of E B for Edward Barnard. 

Assayed in London 1817.   

Condition: Superb, no imperfections. Green baise has been replaced, nicely done.  

Diameter: (at widest) 6.5” (16.5cm). Height: (just under) 2" (5cm).   

Total Weight: 12.6ozs. (356 grams). 

Rebecca Emes was an English Silversmith, known for her household Silverware. Little is known of her life. She married the engraver and watercolour painter John Emes. In 1796 John Emes became partner in the London Silversmith Company of Thomas Chawner and her son Henry Chawner. When the elder Chawner retired, Eames became sole owner and continued with his own of creating engravings while Rebecca started to work in the Silversmith business. John Emese died in 1808 and Rebecca became a partner with Edward Barnard, the foreman, and Henry Chawner. The firm went by the name Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard which closed in 1829.