Item number: 59003
A rare George II sterling silver lidded sugar bowl,
London 1734 by Richard Gosling
Circular, plainly worked bowl standing on a central baluster foot with analogously worked lid.
Near modern Georgian sterling lidded sugar bowl with an almost modern appearance in excellent, original condition. Although sugar bowls almost always were fitted with a removable lid until the 1740s, only very few of them have survived with them. After turning upside down, the removable lid was intended as a tray for teaspoons. Sugar was extraordinarily expensive in the first half of the 18th century and a symbol of social prestige, which is why sugar bowls in silver had an essential representative function.
11 cm / 4.33″ diameter (widest part), 9.2 cm / 3.62″ total height, 6.7 cm / 2.63″ tall to the rim of the bowl; 241,8 g / 7.77 oz