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Antique George I Octagonal Silver Sugar Bowl

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Stock: 8488

Date: 1726

Maker: William Darker

Country: England

A rare early English silver sugar bowl of octagonal form. Lovely plain style and heavy gauge silver. Good colour. Weight...

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Description

Description

A rare early English silver sugar bowl of octagonal form. Lovely plain style and heavy gauge silver. Good colour.

Weight 132 grams, 4.2 troy ounces.

Height 5.5 cms. Diameter 10 cms.

London 1726.

Maker William Darker.

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.

Condition

Very good. No damage. Excellent patina. Good definition on the corners. Marked underneath with a full and clear set of English hallmarks.

Maker Information

Maker: William Darker

William Darker, also known as William Darkeratt. Marks registered 1726 and 1732. Specialist hollowware maker – tankards, coffee pots, beakers, small jugs, sugar bowls. Died 1734.

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