John Rowbotham & Co., Sheffield, 1775




An early set, each of the same date and usual round form having pierced pales,

circling garlands and swags supported by urns and a medallion 

 suspending a beribboned applied oval, beaded upper rim and stepped foot,

each with the original turned wooden coaster bases,

two bases with central bone inserts and one with turning dot only;

crested for Everard and an Unknown Family :

In front of a man’s head affronty couped at the shoulders proper crined sable on the head a long cap argent

charged with three bars wavy gules three mullets pierced sable (for Everard);  

 A leopard (?) statant (….?....)* (for ….?....) *Although indistinct, the leopard may well be collared

and have a chain/line attached thereto and reflexed over its back.


The second crest of ‘a leopard statant’ presently remains unidentified although it may have a connection with Everards through marriage,

or to have come to them through an inheritance from a distant cousin or acquaintance. 

There is also a possibility that this particular crest could have belonged to a former owner of these coasters

if they were purchased by the Everards at some time, although this would seem unlikely.


  The crest of Everard is certainly that of the Everards, of Narborough Wood and Bradgate Park, who were later seated at Ratcliffe Hall

all in the County of Leicestershire.  This family stems from the Everards, of Groby, later of Bardon Hill House in the same county. 

This senior branch of the family bore as their a slightly different crest:

‘A bust of a man in profile couped at the shoulders proper on the head a long cap barry wavy of eight or and sable turned up gold’.  The motto of the Everards, of Ratcliffe Hall which often found in combination with their crest was ‘Say and do’.


Condition: Excellent; good marks; one silver pin to base a replacement; one coaster slightly out of level at the top (base sits level);

this set is comprised of a pair and a single, all by the same maker and bearing the same date


Marks registered 1774 as Plateworkers on Norfolk Street; partnership dissolved 1776,

working thereafter as IR (1776) and I.R (1793) (Sheffield Assay Office Register)


Note: See Price Guide to Antique Silver, P. 327, Pl. 1063 for a similar example


Each 2”H x 5.5” Diameter


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Heraldry Courtesy of John Tunesi of Liongam

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom



See Also :



Pair of George III Irish Silver Wine Coasters
Dublin, 1782, Maker's Mark Pierced



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Set of Three George III Silver Wine Coasters, John Rowbotham & Co., Sheffield, 1775