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Early Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Sauce Boat - Richard Pargeter, Alleyn Family Crest, Lidsel Family     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1793
Period: George II
Year: 1737
Silversmith: Richard Pargeter
Place: London
Price: R 29 250.00
Weight: 492 grams
Dimensions: 19.5 cm across, 10.6 cm height
Condition: Excellent, no repairs or dents, very small nick to rim.

Description: A fabulous early Georgian (George II) silver sauce boat, one of the best we have seen. The sauce boat is an exceptional size and quality, tipping the scales at 492 grammes (17.4 ounces), and is wider and shallower than later examples. The sauce boat has Rococo decoration, with engraved swirling shells, flowers and scrolls, it also has an intricate diamond pattern which is also hand engraved. The 3 cast shell feet are also fabulous, with a scroll between shell foot and shell attachment. The leaf capped double scroll handle has also been cast and applied. The sauce boat has a Rococo family armorial (3 wheat sheaves and a cross) on one side and a family crest on the other, consisting of a lion rampant holding 2 wheat stalks. The Sable a cross potent is the Alleyn family, in this case the arms of the wife, we have not yet identified the arms of the husband. It may possibly be the Lidsel family from Essex, Gules three garbs argent. This sauce boat is accompanied with the Heraldic report identifying the Alleyn family. The hallmarks are found on the base in a lion, and consist of partially struck b in shield for 1737, lightly struck crowned leopards head, faint lion passant and makers mark RP in oval shield (Grimwade 2405) for Richard Pargeter, a largeworker who was freed in 1726. Sauceboats were introduced around 1725, the earliest were double lipped. They were followed by boats on a single oval foot, three legged examples such as this first appeared in 1735, so this is an early example (Waldron, Price Guide to Antique silver, pg 142).
Early Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Sauce Boat - Richard Pargeter, Alleyn Family Crest, Lidsel Family
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Early Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Sauce Boat - Richard Pargeter, Alleyn Family Crest, Lidsel Family
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Early Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Sauce Boat - Richard Pargeter, Alleyn Family Crest, Lidsel Family
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Early Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Sauce Boat - Richard Pargeter, Alleyn Family Crest, Lidsel Family
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Early Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Sauce Boat - Richard Pargeter, Alleyn Family Crest, Lidsel Family
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Early Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Sauce Boat - Richard Pargeter, Alleyn Family Crest, Lidsel Family
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Early Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Sauce Boat - Richard Pargeter, Alleyn Family Crest, Lidsel Family
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Early Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Sauce Boat - Richard Pargeter, Alleyn Family Crest, Lidsel Family
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Early Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Sauce Boat - Richard Pargeter, Alleyn Family Crest, Lidsel Family
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Early Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Sauce Boat - Richard Pargeter, Alleyn Family Crest, Lidsel Family
Alleyn family crest armorial

Early Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Sauce Boat - Richard Pargeter, Alleyn Family Crest, Lidsel Family
Lidsel family crest armorial

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