George III Antique Silver Bowl


Stock: 10353

Date: 1805

Maker: William Fountain

Country: England

An antique silver bowl of plain circular form on a stepped foot with broad gadrooned borders. The decoration is very...

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An antique silver bowl of plain circular form on a stepped foot with broad gadrooned borders. The decoration is very striking – the single band of matted ornament has applied bacchanalian face masks, the magnificent twin coiling rope handles each culminate in a basket of fruit. Good size and substantial weight.

Weight 3784g, 121.6 troy oz.
Height 22.4cm (to top of handle). Spread across handles 24.1cm. Diameter 15cm.
London 1805.
Maker William Fountain.
Sterling silver.

A good size, useful for fruit or flowers. Excellent size for use as a wine cooler. Makes a matching suite together with #9740 Pair of Tureens.

Marks. Stamped on the edge of the base rim with a full set of English silver hallmarks.


The bowl is in very good condition. Crisp decoration. Shows moderate signs of wear commensurate with age.

Maker Information

Maker: William Fountain

William Fountain, London silversmith, apprenticed to Fendall Rushworth of Goldsmith's Hall 1777. Turned over the same day by consent to Daniel Smith of Merchant Taylor. Free, 2 February 1785. Mark entered as plateworker, in partnership with Daniel Pontifex, 29 July 1791. Second mark alone, 1 September 1794. Third mark 30 June 1798. Fourth mark, 5 February 1821.

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