M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS

 

 

RARE & FINE GEORGE III OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE BUTTER TUB AND COVER
Tudor & Co., England, c1780

 

 

 

The oval tub with a wide central band engraved with flower garlands supported by five pierced 8-petaled flowerheads
and a center medallion engraved with contemporary script CY with flourishes,
between two rows of pierced husk diapering and further edge beading,
sided by two bead-edged loop handles; raised on 4 neoclassical slender leaf decorated splay feet;
the stepped cover with further narrow leaves radiating from a central urn finial and within beading,
above a wide flat border with further pierced husk-diapering;
engraved verso with script CY initials to one end, Y over I S to the other;

marked to the cover rim;
with blue glass liner having a star-cut base verso

 

Ref : Illustrated, Old Sheffield Plate: A History of the 18th Century Plated Trade,
Gordon Crosskey, op cit, p.382 (illustration scan shown below)

 

 

Condition : Excellent in all respects; most miniscule amount of bleed to some beading high points; one handle reattached;
feet all in excellent state, with no reattachments;

overall remarkable state of preservation; the glass is well fitted and quite likely original

 

6.5" High

 

Price : Please Inquire

 

#7111

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Verso, showing initials at either end

 

 

Oblique view - Front, the right side handle reattached with silver solder

 

 

Oblique View - Reverse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Fine & Rare Old Sheffield Plate Butter Tub & Cover, Tudor & Co., England, c1780