RARE CHARLES II SILVER BRAZIER
Mark of "B", London, 1677
Side 3, showing repair to one lobe on the left upright over-scroll
Side 3, showing the same repair to one lobe on the upright over-scroll (now on right)
Support repair with silver fill
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 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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