19th century Sheffield plate wine cooler by Matthew Boulton. The urn of campana form, the top with detachable collar engraved with red squirrel crests to each side within a moulded border. The engraved armorial crests to the urn are of the Woodgate family impaling Danne, the Woodgates long associated with Tonbridge, their descent from Kentish ancestry. To the sides a pair of reeded carrying handles over a border of vitruvian scroll and gadrooning. Stands upon a circular domed foot with two reeded collars. Bears marks of sunflowers to the underside for the renowned maker, Matthew Boulton of Birmingham.
English, George 11l, circa 1810-1820.