George II Silver Bowl


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Object Description

A large antique sterling silver bowl of plain, circular form on a spreading foot. Unusually good size for this period and suitable for bread, fruit and flowers. Excellent quality and good gauge silver. Hand engraved to the front is an armorial within a large decorative cartouche.

Weight 1367 grams, 43.9 troy ounces.
Height 17.2 cm. Diameter 26 cm.
London 1735.
Maker Joseph Sanders.
Sterling silver

Joseph (Jos) Sanders, London silversmith, probably younger brother of John Sanders I. Apprenticed to Thomas Ewesdin 1714, turned over to Joseph Belcher 1714, free 1721/22. Livery 1727/28. 1st mark enetered as largeworker 1730 at Carey Lane. 2nd mark 1739 at 1739. Resigned from Livery 1748.

Object Literature

Antique Silver Punch Bowls were introduced in the late 1600’s. Food at this time was heavily spiced and a cooling drink was needed such as wine or the newly fashionable punch. Hence the requirement for a large bowl which could be filled with either a drink or ice. Some were fitted with a shaped removable rim which could be used to hold stem glasses, punch ladle and lemon squeezer and a bowl of this type is referred to as a Monteith.

Object Condition

This silver bowl is in very good condition. The engraving still has good definition. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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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