Wakelin and Taylor 1787 London Sterling Maritime Trophy
(SOLD) Very rare and exciting maritime trophy in sterling silver by John Wakelin and William Taylor, London, 1787. George III period. 1090 grams and 40 cm tall. Wakelin and Taylor were Royal Goldsmiths to the Prince of Wales (later George IVth). William taylor died and Wakelin was joined by Robert Garrard in 1792. Garrads were the Crown Jewellers between 1843 to 2007.
The Queen's collection includes a number of Wakelin and taylor objects, including pair of covered urns of similar form to this trophy. (Apparently bought new in the reign of George III)
Our trophy has a bas relief of Neptune on the face, and is surmounted by a sculpture of a sailor, supported by an rope entwined anchor, and wearing a most fashionable fluttering scarf.
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