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Charles II Silver Bowl

Date: 1680

Maker: Thomas Cory

Country: England

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An early English silver side handled porringer (or bleeding bowl) of plain circular form and shallow bellied shape. Small proportions and very charming with the original hand beaten finish. A useful serving bowl, handy for nuts and sweets.The handle is prick marked “I*C 1681 M”.

Weight 104 grams, 3.3 troy ounces.

Diameter 10.4cm. Height 3.6 cm. Spread 15.4cm.

London 1680.

Maker Thomas Cory.

Sterling silver.

A similar example by the same maker and dated 1685 is on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - a donation from the Irwin Untermyer collection

Marks. Stamped in the centre of the bowl with a full set of English silver hallmarks, lion mark to the underside of the handle.

Literature. These shallow bowls are often described as porringers. It’s probably more likely that they were used as a vessel for eating from, especially for feeding the sick, rather than for letting blood. This type of porringer with one ear will either be hallmarked around the rim, or in the centre of the base, either underneath or on the interior.

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