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HESTER BATEMAN. An extremely rare and exceptionally fine George III Drapery Water/Wine Ewer made in London in 1786 by Hester Bateman.


The Drapery design is most unusual to find from the workshops of Hester Bateman. This very fine Ewer has a very unusual form and stands on a circular stepped pedestal foot which is decorated with an outer beaded border and an inner band, displaying an eclectic mix of bright cut designs. The vase shaped main body rises to a beaded band and displays the same engraved band as shown on the foot. The upper section displays the unusual drapery swag designs, interspersed with paterae and tied with ribbons above. The front displays a vacant navette shaped bright cut cartouche, with herring bone bands below. The neck displays a further bright cut band and rises to a beaded rim. The domed, hinged, cover rises to a Neo-Classical beaded urn finial and displays an engraved floral spray. The scroll, fruitwood, handle is attached to the main body with beautiful acanthus leaf mouldings. The Jug is in excellent condition and is of the finest quality in terms of design and production. This piece is fully marked in the foot and with a clear makers mark and sterling mark on the underside of the cover.

Height: 12.5 inches, 31.25cm.

Diameter at the widest point: 4.9 inches, 12.25cm.

Weight: 24oz.