A delightful antique sterling silver cream pail or piggin. Traditional design in the form of a milking pail or bucket with coopered decoration. The swing handle is formed from 2 intertwined strips of silver. Contains 70 ml. Weight 77 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Height 5 cms (9.5 cms to top of handle). Diameter 6.6 cms. Makers mark only for Walter Brind. London circa 1760.
Biography – Son of Walter Brind, late of Highworth in the County of Wiltshire innholder deceased (and so brother to Henry Brind). Apprenticed to John Raynes 7 October 1736 on payment of £25. Turned over to his brother Henry July 1742 (soon after the latter’s entry of his mark). Free, 8 November 1743. Livery, March 1758. Mark entered as largeworker, 7 February 1749. Address: Foster Lane. Second mark, 31 August 1751. Third mark, 11 October 1757. Same address, without category, in the Parl. Report list 1773. Fourth mark as plateworker, 26 February 1781. Address: 34 Foster Lane, where Heal records him till 1796.