RARE EARLY GEORGE III PIERCED SILVER SERVING TROWEL
Thomas Nash, London, 1765
Extremely decorative and rare triangular cast and pierced trowel-form server,
the slightly curved blade with complex scrolling and interlaced foliate openwork,
within a bright-cut gadrooned pattern edge, joined by a central acanthus leaf to a slightly arched
corresponding bright-cut gadrooned shaft ending in further interlaced foliate openwork at the terminal,
the blade verso crested with a squirrel sejant cracking a nut, and
Gadsby and No 1 (Fairbairns 135.7 – Amcot, Barrow, Gilbert, Lee et al);
made for varied uses, including fish, cakes and pudding
Condition : Excellent with very crisp marks
Ref : A similar trowel appears in, "Antique Silver Servers for the Dining Table,"
B.S. Rabinovitch, pp. 66, 67;
also see Peter Waldon, Price Guide to Antique Silver, p. 247, pl. 785
11.5” Long x 4.15” Wide (Blade) / 4.8 oz.
Also See :
Richard Mills, 1770, the blade centering three crested Jaybirds
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