Marks Cast Over, c1765





Of heavy gauge silver, the slender tapering shaft with a wide cast overscrolled terminal,

the large oval fluted bowl with a facet-drop heel, angled joint visible verso on the shaft; marks cast over in the making


Condition : Excellent, with normal hand-use bend to handle; several minor tarnish spots to the bowl;

(the bowl without intended bends, which are the illusion of reflections)


The Onslow pattern was made in the mid-18th century, with many 19th century conversions, and is still being copied by

modern silversmiths.  The original Onslow is made in a slightly different method: the overscrolled grooved handle, resembling

somewhat the turned "paperscroll" decoration on early Georgian chairs, is cast separately and applied with an angled scarf joint

to the shaft.  This joint, usually visible when tarnished or breathed upon, is not present on the conversions from other flatware or

later copies.  Early true Onslow silver, perhaps named after Arthur Onslow (1691-1768), speaker of the House of Commons,

is somewhat rare, quite beautiful, and blends well with the Hanoverian and Old English patterns of silver flatware.


13.75” Long / 7.3 oz.






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