George II Silver Sauceboat


Stock: 9743

Date: 1749

Maker: Isaac Cookson

Country: England

English provincial silver. A sturdy antique silver sauce boat, or cream boat, with typical classic shape and plain styling of...

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English provincial silver. A sturdy antique silver sauce boat, or cream boat, with typical classic shape and plain styling of the period. Dainty size and good weight. Owners initials inscribed below.

Weight 140 grams, 4.5 troy ounces.

Spread 14.5 cm. Height 13.5 cm (to top of handle).

Newcastle 1749.

Maker Isaac Cookson.

Sterling silver.

Literature. The Antique Silver Sauceboat was made its first appearance in the early 1700’s. The original form had two lips, one at each end, with two scroll handles and a spreading foot. This was quickly followed by the single lip form and by the 1740s nearly all examples had the traditional three feet. Usually oval, they were very occasionally octagonal or circular, and were originally intended for cold sauces.


The silver sauceboat is in very good condition. Stamped on the base with a full 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: Isaac Cookson

Isaac Cookson is most famous of the early Georgian Newcastle silversmiths. Free in 1726 after his apprenticeship to Francis Batty, he worked in London for about a year as journeyman for the leading silversmiths including George Wickes and possibly Paul de Lamerie. Returning to Newcastle he quickly established himself as the leading craftsman in the area and developed a flourishing business based in the shop previously owned by the late Francis Batty II. His large workshop employed many apprentices including John Langlands and John Goodrick who acquired the business in 1755. Cookson died in 1757.

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