Each campana form on a circular fluted base, the lower body chased with foliage and flowers, with reeded loop handles issuing from bearded masks, engraved on both sides with a coat-of-arms under a foliate mantle, applied above with scrolling grapevine, egg-and-dart rim and a beaded border, conforming detachable collars and covers with crest finial, interiors with detachable liners,one body marked on base rim for Benjamin Smith II and James Smith III, London, 1811, one finial marked for William Bateman, London, 1836, the other body and finial, both covers, collars and supports, marked for Benjamin Smith II, London, 1818, dot numbered 1, 2
1534 in. (40 cm.) high
300 oz. 6 dwt. (9,339 gr.)
Anonymous Sale; Leslie Hindman, Chicago, 27 April 1986, lot 374.
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The arms are those of Goldsmid with the cadency mark of a crescent for a second son, almost certainly for Alexander Goldsmid (1770-1843) of Finsbury Square, London and Ticehurst, Sussex, second son of Asher Goldsmid (d.1822) and brother of Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, later 1st Bt. (1778-1859). The Anglo-Jewish Goldsmid family were bankers and philanthropists, descended from Aaron Goldsmid (d.1782), a Dutch merchant who came to in England in the 1760s. Alexander’s brother Isaac, a financier and campaigner for Jewish emancipation, was the first Jewish baronet.

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