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.
Maker William Keate (also known as William Keatt).
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.