M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
George III Silver
Charles Wright, London, 1775
Of plain cylindrical tapering form, bearing the
arms of an unmarried and as yet unnamed
(as is evidenced by the 'true lovers knot'
from which the arms are pendant) of the Browne family,
Essex and Suffolk, most likely owned by
either Anna Maria or Charlotte Brown,
daughters of John Browne of Ipswich,
county of Suffolk, prior to their respective marriages
Provenance : Upon Request
to the earliest times in pottery.
even a western European Neolithic culture named "Beaker
vessels arrived in Britain about 2500 BC.
early pottery beakers contained "meadowsweet pollen"
still used today
to flavor beer and the drink "mead".
silver beakers were commonly used in England from
17th century glass production overshadowed the British
its occurrence thereafter.
Condition : Excellent, with good marks verso
3" High / 2.8 oz.
The Arms of the Family
of Browne *
The arms as engraved upon this George
III English Sterling Silver Beaker by Charles Wright
hallmarked London 1775
are those of the family of Browne.
They may be blazoned as follows:
Arms: Gules a chevron ermine
between three lions' gambs erased and erect argent
These arms are undoubtedly those of
unmarried and as yet unnamed daughter
(as is evidenced by the "true lovers
knot" from which the arms are pendant)
of the Browne family which some
authorities state hailed from the County of Essex,
although other evidence would suggest
also a firm connection with the neighbouring County of
Suffolk, as shown by
the fact that
these arms appear
on three funeral hatchments found within the Parish Church
of St Mary's at Coddenham, Suffolk
Given the dates of the hatchments
in respect of Anna Maria Browne and Charlotte Browne,
there is a possibility that
this beaker was once in the possession of either Anna Maria
as spinsters prior to their
1) Anna Maria, daughter of John
of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk.
She married The Reverend Nicholas
Bacon in 1780.
She died on the 9th August 1783.
Arms: Bacon quartering Quaplode
2) The Reverend Nicholas Bacon,
widower of Anna Maria Browne.
He died on the 26th August 1796, aged
Arms: Bacon quartering Quaplode with
3) The Reverend John Longe whose first
wife was Charlotte, daughter & heir of John Browne, of Ipswich in
the County of Suffolk. Charlotte died on the 21st May 1812,
aged 51. Arms: Longe quartering Frere
with Browne in pretence, together with an impalement
of the arms of Ward arms of his second wife,
The Reverend John Longe died
on the 3rd March 1834, aged 69.
Heraldry Courtesy of John Tunesi of Liongam
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
See Also :
Queen Anne Britannia Silver Tot
John Eckfound (probably) London 1707-8
Queen Anne Britannia Silver
William Gibson, London, 1702
William & Mary Silver Tumbler Cup,
I*C above a mullet,
arms of Rogers
George III Silver Baluster-Form Tumbler
Richard Cooke, London, 1810
William & Mary Silver Tot Cup
Ralph Leeke (Leake), London, c1695,
arms Continental Marquis
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