George II Silver Pepper
Maker: Samuel Wood
A charming antique sterling silver pepper caster of plain baluster form with a pull off cover pierced and criss-cross engraved....
A charming antique sterling silver pepper caster of plain baluster form with a pull off cover pierced and criss-cross engraved. Good colour. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Weight 96 grams, 3 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. London 1748. Made by Samuel Wood, a well known maker of cruets and castors.
This lovely silver pepper is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The pierced top has no faults. The engraved armorial is still crisp. The silver marks are well struck and the top collar is part marked. All in order as you'd expect from a good quality antique piece of silver. 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: Samuel Wood
Samuel Wood (c.1704-1794), apprenticed to Thomas Bamford 1721, free 1730. First mark entered as largeworker, 1733. Second mark circa 1738. Third mark 1739. Fourth mark entered 1754. Fifth mark 1756. Warden 1758-60, and Prime Warden 1763. Through his apprenticeship to Thomas Bamford, who had been bound to Charles Adam, Wood came of a continuous line of specialist caster-makers and in turn trained both Jabez Daniell and Robert Piercey (q.v.), both clearly established also in the same line of production. Wood’s cruets and individual casters, although produced in quantity are of a uniformly high standard and one of the most attractively designed smaller items of plate, without which no reasonably equipped table of the eighteenth century appears to have been complete.
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