Antique English George III Ann, Peter & William Bateman sterling silver tray, circa 1800. This oval repousse silver tray with scalloped borders features hallmarks from Hester Bateman’s successors: her son Peter, her daughter-in-law Ann (widow of Hester’s son Jonathan), and her grandson William (Ann & Jonathan’s son). Only five items are known to exist with this hallmark, four of which are in the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
About Ann, Peter & William Bateman
Ann Bateman was born in Dowling in 1748. She married Jonathan Bateman, son of Hester Bateman, in 1769 at St. Luke’s, Old Street. Upon her husband’s death in 1791, Ann joined her brother-in-law Peter in partnership. Ann and Peter’s mark was entered May 1791 with an address on Bunhill Row. Ann’s son, William, was added to the partnership in January 1800. She retired in 1805 and died before 1813. Her son, William, went on to be quite a revered silversmith in his own right, registering a mark of his own in 1815.