A rare George II sterling silver punch bowl

A rare George II sterling silver punch bowl
London 1729 by John Gorsuch

This exceptional antique Georgian sterling silver bowl has the typical classic George II, plain circular rounded form onto a domed spreading foot. The body of this Georgian bowl is plain and shows a family crest to the front in the form of an eagle with open wings. The upper rim is encompassed with an applied moulded border encircled with tooled decoration.
This antique bowl has a fine colour and patination and is an exceptional example of its type. Such large examples are becoming increasingly difficult to locate. This antique bowl is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition in keeping with age. There are only very few surface blemishes, the full hallmarks struck to the underside of the bowl show minimal rubbing as can be expected, in keeping with age.
The large dimensions of this bowl allow a utilisation as a wine cooler or a fruit or presentation bowl. John Gorsuch, apprenticed to James Smith 1718, free in 1725. Mark entered as largeworker 1726.

22.2 cm / 8.74″ diameter to upper rim, 13.5 cm / 5.31″ tall; 649.5 g / 20.8 oz tr