George III Silver Sugar Vases


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Object Description

An elegant pair of antique silver vases with matching detachable lids. Good plain style with applied ribbed mounts. To the front and lid each has a hand engraved crest of a crown over a monogram of intertwined initials in old script.

Weight 951 grams, 30.5 troy ounces.

Height 17cm (vase), 23.5cm (to top of lid).

London 1786.

Maker John Scofield.

Sterling silver.

John Scofield (or Schofield), highly prominent late 18th century London silversmith. No record of apprenticeship of freedom. 1st mark entered as plateworker in 1776 with Robert Jones. 2nd mark alone 1778. 3rd mark 1787. Well known for his impeccable craftsmanship and elegant restrained taste. His candlesticks and candelabra are highly prized.

Object Literature

The sugar vase is so called because there are sets of this type known with companion sugar sifters which hook over the scroll handles when not in use. They often come in sets of three of which two would be used as tea caddies and another one for sugar. Nowadays these are ideal for use with flowers.

Object Condition

The pair of vases are in very good condition. The engravings are still sharp. All pieces are stamped with a full set of clear matching English silver hallmarks.

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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