The circular tazza, or footed waiter, of good size and weight,
having a plain surface bordered by reeding within an embossed gadrooned rim and outer flat flange
centering a slightly later crest :
'mermaid, with mirror
above a short hand-raised trumpet form foot marked verso with a lion's head erased,
and with planishing marks to the interior,
the flaring foot also with embossed gadrooned border within a small flat flange
Marked to the top and foot verso :
maker's mark HO (the O part rubbed to the right),
lion's head erased, Britannia mark, and G (1722);
footrim interior with lion's erased;
centering dot to waiter top and verso, and marked verso 12 – 0 (troy)
Condition : a few pinpoint marks to the top, as well as minor scratches;
slight circular impression at foot join;
no repairs found to either rim or foot gadrooning
Note : Gadrooning to the rim and footrim is quite rare.
Sarah Holaday, presumably the wife of Edward Holaday
and registering her mark in July of 1719, at her husband's death.
Working at Grafton Street until 1740.
"Her work while not distinguished is always of good quality".
(Grimwade #1052; and page 549)
9.25" Diameter / 12.5 oz.