George 1st Britannia standard soap sponge or potpourri Bowl London 1717 Simon Pantin SOLD

by Louis Wine

George 1st Britannia standard soap sponge or potpourri Bowl London 1717 Simon Pantin


George 1st Britannia standard soap sponge or potpourri Bowl London 1717 Simon Pantin. Of spherical form, hinged cover very finely pierced foliate patterns, the centre engraved for Morris, Co Cardigan with the coat of arms a lion passant between three scaling ladders The plain lower bowl on moulded base. Height: 4.25 inches. Item Weight: 315.39 grams.


Thomas Lumley Ltd London 1960

Dr. C.H. Lewis Toronto, Canada by descent

Louis Wine Ltd Toronto 2024


Very fine. Original patina. Clear hallmarks to both base and interior of cover and scratch weight 10:14. Good pierced work and engraved coat of arms. Any reflections are purely from photography only.


This is an exceptionally rare example with very few early 18th century English examples. There is one example in the Metropolitan Museum by Anthony Nelme 1714.



Simon Pantin

Simon Pantin (1680 – 1728) of a Rouen family of goldsmiths. It would seem highly likely that Simon Pantin was another son of Esaie I and younger brother of Esaie II. He was free by apprenticeship to Peter Harrache 4 June 1701. This would put his indentures at about 1694, and his likely birth about 1680. First mark entered as largeworker, 23 June 1701. Address: St. Martin’s Lane. Second mark, 16 September 1717. Address Castle Street. Third mark (Sterling), 30 June 1720, same address. Livery, October 1712. His name appears in the Naturalization Act 1709 as Simon Pantin, goldsmith, St. Martin in the Fields, witnesses Paul Beauvais and Henry Riboteau, and Pantin in turn as witness to four others. Heal records show him as plateworker, Peacock Street, Martin’s Lane, 1699 – 1701; St. Martin in the Fields, 1709-11; and as removed to Peacock, Castle Street, Leicester Fields 1717 till death in 1728. The Peacock is included in his marks. Listed by Evans as Huguenot.


Louis Wine

Louis Wine Ltd., Toronto specialists in Antique Silver , Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts, are a 4th generation family business.Louis Wine (1865-1946) founded the company in Dublin, Ireland in 1880. Louis Wine began selling to silver collectors in Dublin from a shop in historic Wellington Quay. In 1908, he located on Dublin's fashionable Grafton Street. To the firm came the worlds leading Georgian Silver collectors. Pieces by Paul de Lamerie, Paul Storr, Hester Bateman and Irish Georgian Silver were constantly on display. Our gallery run by Richard (Louis Wine's great grandson) in Yorkville Toronto, displays a range of fine Antique Silver, Old Sheffield Plate, Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts from the 18th-20th century, including Bateman, Storr, Ramsden, Tiffany, Knox, Liberty, Jensen, Christopher Dresser.