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A fine late 17th or early 18th century silver fluted bowl and cover, with period armorial to the body and also to the underside of the detachable cover. This size of covered vessel likely used as a slop bowl or sugar bowl. With original scratch-weight nine ounces fourteen pennyweights.


Maker's mark only, "Le" in script, struck twice to the underside of the base.

Identified as Ralph Leake (Leeke).


London, c.1700.


For confirmation of this mark, see: Grimwade #1914. Leake is recorded as registered same between July 1697 and July 1699.



Height (to top of finial): 12cm.

Height (to rim of bowl): 7.5cm.

Diameter of bowl: 10cm.


Weight: 276.3 grams.


Condition: Excellent antique condition. No dents or splits. The armorial to the body retains good definition. Maker's marks are well struck and remain clear.


Arms: Sable, a crescent between two mullets in pale argent, for Jermyn of Rushbrooke, Suffolk.


The Jermyn family seat was at Rushbrooke Hall. At the time Suffolk's largest moted Tudor mansion, visited by Queen Elizabeth I in 1578. Robert Jermyn was knighted by The Queen that same year.


Images of Rushbrooke Hall courtesy of Lost Heritage, England and Country Life/Future Publishing PLC.


Ex. Rushbrooke Hall. 18th Century Armorial Silver Fluted Bowl and Cover, c.1700

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