Matthew Boulton, Birmingham, c1810




The cylindrical bodies with a gadrooned base, the angular fruitwood handle set at right angles to separate filling and pouring spouts, surmounted by a domed lift-off cover with knop finial, marked verso for Matthew Boulton, the body with conjoined script initials G aR


Note : An argyle is an insulated gravy pot, reputedly invented by the third Duke of Argyll of Scotland.  As there was a long journey to from the kitchen to the dining table, some method – in this case a jacket of hot water, or sometimes a central conical heated insulator – was ingeniously devised to keep the gravy warm.  The earliest recorded argyle dated to 1755, becoming more common after 1770.


Condition : Excellent with very crisp marks; no bends, breaks or repairs to body; the lid inner flange slightly out of round,

but still retaining a very tight fit


5” High






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George III Matthew Boulton Old Sheffield Plate Argyle, Birmingham, c1810, double sun mark,  the body with conjoined script initials G aR