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DESCRIPTION Superb antique English Georgian hand pierced solid sterling silver swing handled cream pail with the original blue glass liner. The condition of this piece is astonishingly good and original. The silver is still thick and the silversmith's tool marks are visible to the inside where you can feel them with your fingertips too. The blue glass liner has top rim chips but appears to be original. Nothing about it says replacement, it looks to be Georgian glass and considering the exceptional condition of the silverwork I am prepared to believe the dream.
SILVERSMITH Samuel Meriton, at this date it could be father or son but as this work is more a speciality of the father I think that this is one of his final pieces.
DATE or HALLMARK 1774
ASSAY OFFICE London
WEIGHT in GRAMS silver 120, total 328
HEIGHT to top rim 3", 74mm
SILVER STANDARD 925 silver
CONDITION far better than excellent, uniquely superb, thick silver, perfect hinge action, not overly polished

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SOLD
Price 348
item number m8469
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