George II Silver Pap Boat


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Object Description

A charming little antique silver feeding bowl with the plain styling typical for this period. Suitable as a small sauceboat.

Weight 52 grams, 1.6 troy ounces.
Height 3.5cm. Spread 10cm.
London 1739.
Maker William Garrard.

Literature. The antique silver pap boat was originally used as a shallow feeding dish for a child or invalid. These appeared circa 1710 and fell out of manufacture about 120 years later. With their smooth elegant shape, they make ideal servers for sauce.

William Garrard, London silversmith, apprenticed to Samuel Laundry 1729, turned over to Jeffery Griffith 1732, then later that year to Ralph Maidman. Freedom unrecorded. Mark entered as largeworker 1735. 2nd mark 1739, 3rd mark 1749.

Object Condition

This little dish is in very good condition with a good colour. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks.

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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