A fine late 17th or early 18th century silver fluted bowl and cover, with period armorial to the body and also to the underside of the detachable cover. This size of covered vessel likely used as a slop bowl or sugar bowl. With original scratch-weight nine ounces fourteen pennyweights.
Maker’s mark only, “Le” in script, struck twice to the underside of the base.
Identified as Ralph Leake (Leeke).
For confirmation of this mark, see: Grimwade #1914. Leake is recorded as registered same between July 1697 and July 1699.
Height (to top of finial): 12cm.
Height (to rim of bowl): 7.5cm.
Diameter of bowl: 10cm.
Weight: 276.3 grams.
Arms: Sable, a crescent between two mullets in pale argent, for Jermyn of Rushbrooke, Suffolk.