However, he worked in a number of mediums, including as an engraver and (like his father) a silversmith.
This 62oz George II Newcastle silver salver shown above has the maker’s mark for William Beilby and Jonathan Bainbridge, 1738.
This mark (also attributed to William and John Busfield of York) appears as mark no 39 on the copper plate of the Goldsmiths Company of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Beilby and Bainbridge are registered paying for assay 1739-54. The engraved decoration, probably by Beilby includes the crest of the Vere family.
With a provenance to Mary Cooke Antiques, it was part of a collection of silver offered at Newcastle saleroom Anderson & Garland (22% buyer’s premium) on December 7. Estimated at £2000-3000, it sold at £4200.