An early English antique silver bowl with scalloped edge and unusually deep bowl with 16 segments. This form is usually called a strawberry dish or salad dish. Hand engraved to the centre is a family armorial, incorporating a swan, within a decorative cartouche. Superb colour.
Weight 519 grams, 16.6 troy ounces.
Height 5cm. Diameter 23.3cm.
Maker Nathaniel Lock.
Britannia standard silver.
A fine early 18th century dish suitable for serving fruit, bread and salad.
Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks. Also inscribed with the scratchweight 17=3 and owner’s initials “E.G”.
Maker: Nathaniel Lock
Nathaniel Lock, apprenticed to Roger Strickland in 1680, free 1687. First mark entered as smallworker circa 1687. 2nd, 3rd and 4th marks entered as largeworker in 1699. Died 1749.
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