George II Silver Sauceboat


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Object Description

English provincial silver. A sturdy antique silver sauce boat, or cream boat, with typical classic shape and plain styling of the period. Dainty size and good weight. Owners initials inscribed below.
Weight 140 grams, 4.5 troy ounces.
Spread 14.5 cm. Height 13.5 cm (to top of handle).
Newcastle 1749.
Maker Isaac Cookson.
Sterling silver.

The most famous of the early Georgian Newcastle silversmiths was Isaac Cookson. Free in 1726 after his apprenticeship to Francis Batty, he worked in London for about a year as journeyman for the leading silversmiths including George Wickes and possibly Paul de Lamerie. Returning to Newcastle he quickly established himself as the leading craftsman in the area and developed a flourishing business based in the shop previously owned by the late Francis Batty II. His large workshop employed many apprentices including John Langlands and John Goodrick who acquired the business in 1755. Cookson died in 1757.

Object Literature

The Antique Silver Sauceboat was made its first appearance in the early 1700’s. The original form had two lips, one at each end, with two scroll handles and a spreading foot. This was quickly followed by the single lip form and by the 1740s nearly all examples had the traditional three feet. Usually oval, they were very occasionally octagonal or circular, and were originally intended for cold sauces.

Object Condition

The silver sauceboat is in very good condition. Stamped on the base 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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