William & Mary Silver Bleeding Bowl

GBP 3,350.00

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Object Description

A large early English silver side handled porringer or bleeding bowl of plain circular form and distinctive bellied shape. With a shaped and pierced handle. Very charming with the original hand beaten finish.

Weight 244 grams, 7.8 troy ounces.

Diameter 12.7 cm. Height 5 cm. Spread 19.7 cm.

London 1694.

Maker William Keate (also known as William Keatt).

Sterling silver.

William Keate (Keatt), London silversmith, apprenticed to John Spackman 1681, free 1689. Livery 1705. 3 marks entered In one undated group as largeworker, the first two presumable 1697 on commencement of the new register. His elder son Edmund was apprenticed to John Johnson 1715. Died circa 1735 when his son William was apprentice to Robert Nelson.

Object Literature

Many people think that these shallow bowls were more likely to be eating vessels, especially for feeding the sick. Nowadays they make useful serving bowls which are handy for nuts and sweets.

Object Condition

This early silver bowl is in very good condition. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks, lion mark to the reverse of the handle.

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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