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Rare: Hester Bateman set of three antique 925 silver decanter labels - circa 1785


Current bid: €2999.00

  • Lot: 35
  • More info: Free local delivery. International delivery to be arranged through Dom Transport, Malta at the expense of the successful bidder. (Unless otherwise stipulated).
  • Start date: September 30, 2023 9:00 am
  • End date: October 15, 2023 6:08 pm
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  • Published: September 15, 2023 5:40 pm


Matching set of three George III silver 925 decanter labels of closed gorget form, with pierced centre, feather-edge borders and vacant cartouche, surmounted by a bow – Brandy, Rum and Sherry. Crafted by celebrated London Silversmith Hester Bateman. circa 1785. Including chains H:5 x W:4.4cm. Hester Bateman (1708 – 1794) was an English silversmith, renowned for her high quality flatware and ornamental silverware. A craftswoman working within the family business, she was succeeded in turn by her sons, daughter-in-law, grandson and great-grandson. The Bateman family silversmithing company lasted until the middle of the nineteenth century. Hester Bateman has become one of the most famous female silversmiths; so renowned that her Mark can double and sometimes triple the value of a piece. She has a huge following among American collectors, which helps to maintain the high price and desirability of her pieces. Donated anonymously by a member of the Events Action Team