Antique Silver Serving Slice
Maker: Sarah Buttall
A rare early antique silver serving slice with a graceful scrolled handle. The pierced silver surface is decorated with foliate...
A rare early antique silver serving slice with a graceful scrolled handle. The pierced silver surface is decorated with foliate scrolls and line engraving. Weight 135 grams, 4.3 troy ounces. Length 28.25 cms. Width 10.6 cms. Sterling silver. London 1770. Maker Sarah Buttall.
Literature: The serving slice was first made in silver in the second half of the 18th century, the early examples having triangular blades, usually pierced with scrolling motifs and often engraved. This serving slice, perfect for cake, was originally intended for serving fish.
This lovely silver serving piece is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped with a full set of clear 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: Sarah Buttall
Sarah Buttall entered a mark at Goldsmiths Hall in May 1754 on the death of her husband Jonathan Buttall, a Founder from Minories. Sarah married John Bumford, a gun maker, in September 1754. The burial of Sarah was recorded at St Botolph’s in 1775.
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