A handsome antique sterling silver punch bowl with simple plain styling and raised pedestal foot. Large size. Excellent quality and good gauge silver. Weight 1650 grams, 53 troy ounces. Height 20.5 cms. Diameter 29.3 cms. London 1727. Maker Matthew Lofthouse.
Biography – Matthew Lofthouse, younger brother of Seth Lofthouse, was apprenticed to George Hanson of the Waxchandler Company in 1689, free 1697. First mark entered as largeworker 1705. Second mark (sterling) entered 1721.