Centrepiece presented to Sir John Beverly Robinson - 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
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
Not on view

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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