Object Description

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.

Object Condition

This charming little creamer is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Excellent patina. Marked underneath with makers mark only for Walter Brind (mark struck 4 times).

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.

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