Large (7⅛” diameter) broth bowl by “I:I” c1750-80


Exceptionally large broth or 'slop' bowl made by the unidentified pewterer 'I:I' possibly from London his mark with a crowned “X” and “LONDON” label 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 commonly 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 very good used condition, with light-grey surface patina. Capacity is 42 fl oz. 4¼” tall , with mouth and base diameters of 7⅛” & 4”. 531g weight. REF: P966. Shown with a more 'normal' sized broth bowl.