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Small sauceboat or cream boat

Silver

Origin: London

Date: 1737-1738

15.2 cm length; 200 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, 1737-8, maker's mark of John Montgomery

Presented by Jim and Christine Chance, 2005; WA2005.93

T. Schroder (2009), no. 147

Few works with Montgomery's mark have been noted but the workmanship on this boat is extremely accomplished suggesting that it may have been made in one of the leading workshops. The engraving, for example, is very like that found on plate of the mid-1730s by Paul de Lamerie, but the female masks have not been noted elsewhere.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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