classical vase form; on square base with fluted pedestal feet; cast coat of arms; decorated with putti amidst scrolling grapevine; collars engraved on each side with two crests (dragon and lion) Description (consistent for each cooler): Classical vase form; on square base with fluted pedestal feet; cast coat of arms; decorated with putti amidst scrolling grapevine; collars engraved on each side with two crests (dragon and lion). Coat of arms: those of Sawbridge-Erle-Drax with Grosvenoer in pretence, probably for Johan Samuel Wanley Sawbridge of Olantigh Towers, Kent, Holnest House, Co. Dorset, and Ellerton Abbey, Co. York (1800-1887). He married in 1827 Jane Frances, sister and sole heiress of her brother Richerd Erle-Drax-Grosvenor, M.P., of Charlborough Park, Dorset (dd. 1828). By 1853, Burke's Visitations of Seats and Arms, vol. 2, records this latter house as the seat of John Samuel Wanley Erle-Drax, M.P., Captain of the East Kent Militia. Stamps/Inscriptions/Stickers: 1a-c) - D. ELLIS LONDON FECIT - stamped, on front of base; - SH2097 - incised on bottom of base; - A501/091 - in black, on bottom of base; - EEBJW - and three stamps near top of liner; - 2 - etched three times on bottom of removable liner. 2a-c) - D.ELLIS LONDON FECIT - stamped, on front of base; - SH2097 - incised on bottom of base; - A501/ - and illegible numbers in black, on bottom of base; - EEBJW - and three stamps near top of liner and side of collar; - A501/692 - in black, on bottom of removable liner. 3a-c) - D.ELLIS LONDON FECIT - stamped, on front of base; - SH2097 - incised on bottom of base; - A501/693 - in black, on bottom of base, bottom of liner and bottom of collar; - M209810 1(4) - on sticker on bottom of base; - EEBJW - and three stamps near top of liner and side of collar. 4a-c) - D.ELLIS LONDON FECIT - stamped, on front of base; - SH2097 - incised on bottom of base; - M209810 1(4) - sticker on bottom of base; - A501/691 - in black, on bottom of base, liner and collar; - EEBJW - and three stamps near top
Details
Title
Wine cooler, one of four
Artist Life
London
Role
Silversmith
Accession Number
99.192.3a-c
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classical vase form; on square base with fluted pedestal feet; cast coat of arms; decorated with putti amidst scrolling grapevine; collars engraved on each side with two crests (dragon and lion) Description (consistent for each cooler): Classical vase form; on square base with fluted pedestal feet; cast coat of arms; decorated with putti amidst scrolling grapevine; collars engraved on each side with two crests (dragon and lion). Coat of arms: those of Sawbridge-Erle-Drax with Grosvenoer in pretence, probably for Johan Samuel Wanley Sawbridge of Olantigh Towers, Kent, Holnest House, Co. Dorset, and Ellerton Abbey, Co. York (1800-1887). He married in 1827 Jane Frances, sister and sole heiress of her brother Richerd Erle-Drax-Grosvenor, M.P., of Charlborough Park, Dorset (dd. 1828). By 1853, Burke's Visitations of Seats and Arms, vol. 2, records this latter house as the seat of John Samuel Wanley Erle-Drax, M.P., Captain of the East Kent Militia. Stamps/Inscriptions/Stickers: 1a-c) - D. ELLIS LONDON FECIT - stamped, on front of base; - SH2097 - incised on bottom of base; - A501/091 - in black, on bottom of base; - EEBJW - and three stamps near top of liner; - 2 - etched three times on bottom of removable liner. 2a-c) - D.ELLIS LONDON FECIT - stamped, on front of base; - SH2097 - incised on bottom of base; - A501/ - and illegible numbers in black, on bottom of base; - EEBJW - and three stamps near top of liner and side of collar; - A501/692 - in black, on bottom of removable liner. 3a-c) - D.ELLIS LONDON FECIT - stamped, on front of base; - SH2097 - incised on bottom of base; - A501/693 - in black, on bottom of base, bottom of liner and bottom of collar; - M209810 1(4) - on sticker on bottom of base; - EEBJW - and three stamps near top of liner and side of collar. 4a-c) - D.ELLIS LONDON FECIT - stamped, on front of base; - SH2097 - incised on bottom of base; - M209810 1(4) - sticker on bottom of base; - A501/691 - in black, on bottom of base, liner and collar; - EEBJW - and three stamps near top