Anne Smith (silversmith)

Anne Smith was an English silversmith working in partnership with Nathaniel Appleton.

Unusually, Smith does not appear to have been the widow of a silversmith when she registered her mark on 26 July 1771; her marital status at the time is given instead as "unknown". She lived in Aldersgate Street and was classified as a smallworker. Her partnership with Appleton appears in the Parliamentary Report list of 1773. The couple specialized in the making of saltcellars and small cream jugs.[1][2] A George III cream jug of 1773 and a set of four George III saltcellars of 1782 by the partners are owned by the National Museum of Women in the Arts,[1] while a collection of saltcellars is owned by the National Gallery of Victoria.[3] Numerous other pieces are known to exist as well.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Philippa Glanville; Jennifer Faulds Goldsborough; National Museum of Women in the Arts (U.S.) (1990). Women Silversmiths, 1685–1845: Works from the Collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Thames and Hudson. ISBN 978-0-500-23578-2.
  2. ^ "Three Centuries of Cauldron Salts: an article on ASCAS: Association of Small Collectors of Antique Silver website". Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  3. ^ "NATHANIEL APPLETON & ANN SMITH, London | Artists | NGV". Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Bonhams : A George III silver cream jug, by Nathaniel Appleton & Anne Smith, London 1774,". Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Pair of Georgian Salts, Nathaniel Appleton and Ann Smith, London, 1775". Retrieved 11 March 2019.[permanent dead link]