9019
George III Silver Bowl

Date: 1772

Maker: John Deacon

Country: England

Stock Number: 9019

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An elegant little antique sterling silver bowl of tulip shape on a flared pedestal foot. Good weight and patina. Weight 305 grams, 9.8 troy ounces. Height 10 cms. Diameter 11 cms. London 1772. Maker John Deacon.

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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