A GEORGE III SILVER TANKARD
A GEORGE III SILVER TANKARD

MARK OF JOSEPH WILLIAM STORY AND WILLIAM ELLIOTT, LONDON, 1813

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A GEORGE III SILVER TANKARD
MARK OF JOSEPH WILLIAM STORY AND WILLIAM ELLIOTT, LONDON, 1813
Tapering cylindrical and on spreading skirt foot, the sides cast and chased with Bacchic putto in various pursuits on a matted ground, the hinged cover similarly cast and chased and with an openwork thumbpiece, the scroll handle engraved with an initial 'B', engraved underneath with an inscription, marked near handle and on cover bezel
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
55 oz. 17 dwt. (1,737 gr.)
The inscription reads 'Florance J. Benson Born 19th March 1815'.
Provenance
Florance John Benson (1815-1853) of The Manor House, Teddington, presumably given as a christening gift.

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Florance Benson (1815-1853) was the second son of Thomas Starling Benson of North Cray, Kent. He was educated at Harrow School and St. Johns College, Cambridge. His legal career began at Lincoln’s Inn in 1837, however he moved to the Inner Temple in 1840. He died suddenly at home in 1853.
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