George II Antique Silver Bowl

GBP 485.00

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Object Description

An attractive antique silver 2 handled cup (or porringer) with bands of ribbing and bright cut engraving. Useful neat size.

Weight 62 grams, 2 troy ounces.
Height 6.7 cm. Diameter 8 cm. Spread 12.5 cm.
London 1727.
Maker Thomas Tearle.
Sterling silver.

Maker: Thomas Tearle

Thomas Tearle, London silver maker, apprenticed to Gabriel Sleath 1707, free 1715. 1st mark as largeworker 1719, second (sterling) 1720, 3rd mark 1739. Described by Grimwade in his “London Goldsmiths 1697-1837” as an excellent general maker of cups, tankards and salvers…”.

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Object Literature

Porringers are two handled bowls and some have a cover. They can also be known as caudle cups although the origin of the porringer was for porridge and the caudle cup was for a type of broth. From the eighteenth century onwards, porringers and cups and covers were used mainly as centrepieces or ornaments. In recent times they have seen a resurgence in popularity for drinking and on the dining table. They make a very attractive baby gift.

Object Condition

The cup is in good condition with signs of moderate wear consistent with age. There are small signs of restoration on the inside, where the top of the handles meet the cup.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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