A rare antique early antique sterling silver brandy pan with turned wooden handle and straight tapering sides. Excellent plain style. Good patina. Hand engraved to the front with an armorial within a decorative cartouche. Weight 176 grams, 5.6 troy ounces. Height of pan 5.6 cms, 9.2 cms to top of handle. Diameter of top 9.5 cms. Spread 22 cms. London 1721. Maker Samuel Wastell.
Biography – Samuel Wastell, London silversmith, apprenticed to Benjamin Braford 1694, turned over to John Fawdery 1699. Free 1701. Mark entered as largeworker 1701.