18th century pewter broth bowl c1770-1800

£170.00

Excellent example of an 18th century footed broth bowl or sugar basin, but lacking a maker's mark. Very well finished with fine turning lines under the base. London pewterers made almost all marked examples of this form throughout the 18th century. The deep bowl has a raised fillet below the slightly flared rim, and sits on a stepped and ovolo moulded hollow foot. This form of bowl is found in a range of capacities from about 15 to 30 fl oz. They have been variously described as broth bowls, and butter basins, but the likelihood is they fulfilled several kitchen and dining room needs. In excellent condition, with light grey original surface patina. Capacity is 28 fl oz. 4” tall , with mouth and base diameters of 5⅝” & 3¾”. 478g weight. REF: P1237. Shown with a much larger example by the maker 'I:I'.

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