George III Silver Bowl


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Object Description

An elegant little antique sterling silver bowl of tulip shape on a flared pedestal foot. Good weight and patina. Weight 305 grams, 9.8 troy ounces. Height 10 cms. Diameter 11 cms. London 1772. Maker John Deacon.

John Deacon, apprenticed to John Moore 1759, free 1766. Mark entered as plateworker 1776; his previous mark would have been entered in the preceding book which is missing.

Object Literature

Early sugar bowls, like the small size teapot, were of small capacity due to the rarity of tea. Small circular bowls from the late 17th century can occasionally be found, these were probably tea bowls originally but by 1710 the sugar bowl started to appear, often with a cover; these were usually round however octagonal examples are very rare and extremely desirable. Around 1730 larger bowls were introduced, possibly for slops and by the 1760s the swing handled sugar or sweetmeat baskets were available.

Object Condition

This excellent silver bowl is in very good condition with no damage. Stamped on the base with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks. Missing original lid.

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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