Antique Queen Anne Octagonal Silver Sugar Bowl

Date: 1714

Maker: Jonathan Newton

Country: England

Stock Number: 9234


A rare early English silver bowl of octagonal form. Lovely plain style and heavy gauge silver. Excellent sharp lines and good size. Hand engraved to the front is an armorial within a decorative cartouche. Weight 209 grams, 4.2 troy ounces. Height 6.1 cms. Diameter 11.4 cms. London 1714. Maker Jonathan Newton.

Literature: Early sugar bowls, like the small size teapot, were of small capacity due to the rarity of tea. Small circular bowls from the late 17th century can occasionally be found, these were probably tea bowls originally but by 1710 the sugar bowl started to appear, often with a cover; these were usually round however octagonal examples are very rare and extremely desirable. Around 1730 larger bowls were introduced, possibly for slops and by the 1760s the swing handled sugar or sweetmeat baskets were available.

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