Antique 1763 Sterling Silver Georgian Gravy Boat British
Antique British Georgian sterling silver gravy boat jug. Made during the reign of George III in 1763 this highly stylized bulbous shaped gravy boat sits on three hoof footed pads and is decorated in repousse with floral motifs throughout. A scallop shaped cartouche is emblazoned with an armorial crest of a lady which represents the Parr family as denoted underneath.
The maidenhead had long been associated with the Parr family badge/arms. Previous to her marriage, the Parr family assumed as one of their badges derived, from the family of Ros of Kendal, the device of a maiden's head couped below the breast vested in ermine and gold; her hair of the last, or; and her head encircled with a wreath of red and white roses. The maidens can be found on the walls of the Parr Chapel in Kendal Parish Church. The crown above her head denotes that this was issued for a descendant of Katherine Parrs family who was the sixth wife of Henry VIII.
Marked under base: Lion passant(denotes sterling silver), WS (makers mark William Skeen), Leopards head (London city mark) and h (year mark for 1763) Parr
5463 scratched into base
This would make a great addition to your rare antique silver or Georgian collection.
Gravy Boat measures 3.5" tall by 3" wide by 5.5" deep and weighs 4.6oz.
This gravy boat is in good condition considering age and use (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
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