Antique George II Silver Sugar Bowl


Stock: 8618

Date: 1728

Maker: John Gorsuch

Country: England

A rare antique sterling silver covered sugar bowl of circular form on a small spreading foot. Excellent plain design, typical...

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A rare antique sterling silver covered sugar bowl of circular form on a small spreading foot. Excellent plain design, typical of the period. In the early 18th century sugar bowls or sugar boxes nearly always had covers which, when reversed, could be used as a saucer or spoon tray.

Weight 295 grams, 9.4 troy ounces.

Total height 9 cms. Bowl measures – height 6.3 cms, diameter 10.5 cms.

London 1728.

Maker John Gorsuch.

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. These often had a cover which could be inverted for use as a saucer or spoon tray. Usually these early sugar bowls are round however octagonal examples are very rare and extremely desirable.


This charming lidded bowl is in very good condition with damage or no restoration. Excellent colour. The lid and bowl fit tightly together. Both pieces are stamped with a full, clear and matching set of English silver hallmarks. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Maker Information

Maker: John Gorsuch

John Gorsuch, apprenticed to James Smith 1718, free 1725. Mark entered as largeworker 1726.

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