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DESCRIPTION

Large William III solid Britannia standard silver bleeding bowl, later decorated and converted to a sugar bowl by the addition of the foot and reshaping of the body. Although converted two hundred years ago English law still requires the piece to be assayed again to prove that the added foot is of at least sterling standard silver. This piece has been recently assayed by The London Assay Office so that it is now legal to own or sell. English law required the genuine old Britannia standard silver hallmarks to be sympathetically cancelled before the new marks could be struck.

SILVERSMITH

John Sutton

DATE or HALLMARK

1698

ASSAY OFFICE

London

WEIGHT in GRAMS

240

SIZE in INCHES

width: 5

SILVER STANDARD

.9584 Britannia standard silver

OVERALL CONDITION

generally good and solid with many small bumps and knocks and thinning in some of the area between the decoration and foot where the metal has been reshaped to form the sugar bowl.

FAULTS

old conversion, some high points rubbed through, casting bubble small tear shown below.
Back Price 495 sold Item Number: M4413 several