A rare antique sterling silver covered sugar bowl of circular form on a small spreading foot. Excellent plain design, typical of the period. Good colour. In the early 18th century sugar bowls or sugar boxes nearly always had covers which, when reversed, could be used as a saucer or spoon tray.
Weight 219 grams, 7.0 troy ounces.
Total height 9cm. Bowl diameter 9.7cm.
Maker probably Samuel Taylor a specialist tea caddy and sugar bowl maker.
Marks. Fully stamped under the bowl with a set of English silver hallmarks (the date letter is double stamped, the makers mark is rubbed). The marks underneath the cover are poorly stamped with only part of the leopard, date and lion marks showing.