Pair of George IV Old Sheffield Plate Wine Coolers
first quarter 19th century, in the rococo taste, each with an inverted baluster-form body with opposing robust acanthus-scroll handles, rococo-scroll cartouches, and raised on four acanthus-scroll feet, with detachable openwork shaped acanthus-scroll collar, the liner lacking, monogrammed on one cartouche "JUMcJ".
h. 12", dia. 9", w. 11-1/4"
Provenance: Purchased at M. S. Rau, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1987.
One cooler has two vertical 1" x 1/2" dents on the shoulder, almost exactly opposing each other. One of
these dents has a 1/4" x 1/2" area of wear to the copper and some pitting around it, probably a repair.
This same cooler has a slight wobble owing to one foot being about 1/8" out of level. The other cooler has
a shallow 1" rippling dent on the shoulder and a tiny 1/8" scratch on the shoulder revealing the copper.
Otherwise, both are in good used condition, with no bleeding and no splits or extrusion of lead to the
applied elements, but with the expected dings and bumps throughout. No liners as noted in the catalogue
description. No maker's or manufacturer's marks.