M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER SAUCEBOATS
London, 1754, Maker IW with a star and pellet in concentric circles
Grimwade #3693 (possibly a member of the Samuel Wood family)
Of ovoid form, the bodies with wavy rims raised on three cabriole legs
ending in trefoil drake feet,
flying scrolled handles,
each initialed G over R * A on the belly
Mark: see Grimwade # 3693, each maker’s mark partially rubbed but legible.
These marks have been found on various hollowware
from 1736-1760, and recorded as possibly a "member of the (Samuel) Wood family".
Samuel Wood, a well known caster maker, was active 1733-1773, is reported as
Warden of Goldsmith's Hall, 1758-60, and Prime Warden in 1763. He died 1794.
"The shaped rim without any applied border is often susceptible to damage and repair" -
the likelihood of whichbeing so high "that one rarely sees a perfect pair".
"Antique British Silver", Peter Waldron
Condition: Excellent; none of the legs are pushed in; no repairs
6.25” Long / 10.9 oz.
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