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Early 18th Century German Silver Ecuelle and Cover

Date: 1724 -1728

Maker: Johann Christoph Treffler

Country: Germany

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A rare and highly desirable antique silver bowl with matching lid, the cast side handles with face masks and foliate scroll work. Handy size, suitable for serving vegetables. The cover, applied with portrait medallions and three scroll and dolphin feet, can be inverted for use as a bowl stand or a spoon tray. The rim of the bowl and cover are hand engraved with decorative strapwork designs. The centre top has a large monogram with intertwined initials in old fashioned script, repeated to the outside of the bowl (worn).

Weight 391 grams, 12.5cm.

Height 6cm (bowl), 9.1cm (bowl and lid). Diameter 8cm. Spread 22cm.

German silver marks for Augsburg.

Maker Johann Christoph Treffler 1724-28.

Literature. A shallow, two-handled bowl and cover, used for individual servings of soup or porridge. Usually made of silver or porcelain, occasionally faience, it was a popular shape in France in the 18th century.

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