Thomas Ellis, London, 1780





 Of heavy gauge silver, each deep shaped boat with a French gadrooned rim and coat of arms, over a "collet" or pedestal foot with shaped French gadrooned foot, acanthus leaf capped s-scroll handles, marked under the lip; marks rubbed but legible; arms for family of Hobson impaling those of an as yet unidentified family :


On the dexter - Argent a chevron engrailed azure between four lozenges gules each charged with a cross or, for Hobson

On the sinister - a griffin segreant

Crest:   A leopard’s head erased, for Hobson

(There are a number of families bearing the name of Hobson who have as their crest variants of a leopard’s head, whilst some Hobsons have a lion’s or panther’s head as their crest.) 


Condition : Excellent; old silver solder reinforcement to the seam beneath the spout of one;

marks rubbed, but maker's legible on each, but very rubbed on one


Note : Collet (pedestal form) sauceboats were revived from the early 18th century about 1760.  They were usually of a  heavy gauge silver with a deeper body.  They are more sought after than those with legs - probably due to their stability.  Sauceboats by Thomas Ellis are quite rare.


9" Long / 31.2 Troy Oz.






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Heraldry Courtesy of John Tunesi of Liongam

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Also see:



Pair of George III Silver Hanoverian Sauce Ladles

Thomas Chawner, London, 1776






Pair George II Silver Sauceboats


Pair George III Silver Sauceboats,

William Grundy

 Worcester Dolphin Ewer

Pair George II Silver Sauceboats

Lowestoft Molded Sauceboat

George III Silver Creamboat

 Bow Footed Sauceboat



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Pair of George III Silver Pedestal Sauceboats, Thomas Ellis, London 1780, with arms for Hobson