Centrepiece presented to Sir John Beverly Robinson - ROM2005_5642_4

ROM2005_5642_4

Centrepiece presented to Sir John Beverly Robinson

Maker: Frame by Benjamin Smith II (English, 1764-1823) and James Smith III (English, active c. 1792-1812), branches by Benjamin Smith III (English, 1793-1850); frame, 1809-1910; branches, 1829
Medium:Silver and glass
Geography: London, England
Date: 1809-1829
Dimensions:
27.1 (height) x 38.4 (width) x 29.2 (depth) cm
Object number: 2006.17.1
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust and an Anonymous Donor
On view
Gallery Location:Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada
Description

This epergne was presented to John Beverley Robinson by the “Electors of the Town of York” in 1829. Robinson was the most important Canadian-born jurist in Ontario during his lifetime. He represented York (Toronto) in the Legislature of Upper Canada until 1829, when he was appointed Chief Justice, a position which included Speaker of the Legislative Council and President of the Executive Council. In 1854, Robinson was awarded a baronetcy by Queen Victoria.

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