An elegant pair of silver sauce tureens of boat shaped form having broad sweeping handles and cast silver lid finials beautifully modelled in the form of a lion. The decoration, typical of the late 18th century, has gadroon borders and half fluted body. Very good weight and thick gauge silver. Particularly nice are the matching removeable liners, an unusual and very useful feature.
Total weight 1977 grams, 63.5 troy ounces.
Height 18cm (to top of handle). Spread 19cm.
Maker William Laver.
Marks. Stamped on the bottom rim and edge of the lid with full and matching English silver hallmarks; the liners with the maker and lion mark only. The lids are numbered 1 and 2. The bodies have dot marks “3” and “4”.
Maker: William Laver
William Laver, London silversmith, listed by Grimwade as apprenticed to Benjamin Laver; he was either Benjamin Laver’s son and apprenticed in 1774 or son of a Whitechapel dyer and apprenticed in 1775. Free 1787. Mark entered 1789.
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