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A RARE INDIAN-TRADE SILVER GORGET
A RARE INDIAN-TRADE SILVER GORGET

MAKER'S MARK OF HESTER BATEMAN, LONDON, 1780

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A RARE INDIAN-TRADE SILVER GORGET
Maker's mark of Hester Bateman, London, 1780
Of typical form, the center engraved with British Royal Armorials, with rolled borders, the ends each pierced with a hole for ties, marked on reverse
5in. greatest width; 1oz. 10dwt.
Bateman, Hester

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Indian trade silver was produced for the Office of Indian Trade and presented to Indian warriors. Varying in size, texture and decoration, all gorgets, or half-moons, feature two small holes in the tips through which a ribbon was threaded. A similar example engraved with Royal armorials made by Hester Bateman, London, 1770/71 is illustrated in Martha Hamilton, Silver in the Fur Trade 1680-1820, 1995, p. 71, illus. 04-41.
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