RARE CHARLES II SILVER BRAZIER
Mark of "B", London, 1677
Interior, looking down to domed center well; showing repair to two upright supports - bottom right & left
Verso looking up into the domed center
Marks, showing lion passant pierced through
Square with four cut corners, each having a raised double scroll support, the sides pierced with a band
of fleur-de-lys motifs, the sunken square center with a raised central dome, raised on four double C- scroll feet
Mark: B in oval punch; ref. Jackson’s 2009 p. 133; found on a communion service dating 1675,
Titchfield, Hants, p. 135, Jackson's 1964 edition
Peter Waldron, Antique British Silver: “Dish crosses were a development from the much earlier
braziers (which are so rare that they do not fall within the scope of this book…” ).
Old London Silver (Montague) relates their onset in English silver at the time of Queen Anne (1702-14),
using hot coals for heating, with a receptacle at the bottom to receive the ashes. They were usually
pierced for ventilation, and raised on short legs to keep the heat from the table. They were fitted
with rising dish supports.
Condition: Very good, especially for age and usage; good marks (date, leopard and maker’s);
passant pierced through; no breaks to piercing; slightly out of level; a silver repair to two raised scroll supports;
support to the join of three legs to base of brazier
4” High x 6.25” Wide
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