George II silver sugar box, London 1739 by Humphrey Payne

Item number: 59063

A fine George II sterling silver lidded sugar bowl,
London 1739 by Humphrey Payne

Circular, smoothly worked bowl standing on a central baluster foot. The removable lid is worked in analogy to the bowl.
In its simplicity almost modern appearing Georgian sterling silver sugar bowl in sterling silver. In excellent, original condition without repairs. The hallmarks are also very clear without significant rubbing. Although sugar bowls from the early 18th century until the 1740s almost always had a removable lid, only very few of them have survived with these. When the lid was turned upside down, it was intended to be used as a tray for teaspoons. Sugar was extremely expensive in the first half of the 18th century and a symbol of social prestige, which is why sugar bowls in silver had a representative function.

11 cm / 4.33″ diameter (widest part), 8.3 cm / 3.26″ total height, 6.6 cm / 2.59″ tall to the rim of the bowl; 225,4 g / 7.24 oz

Humphrey Payne

Humphrey Payne, London silversmith, apprenticed to Roger Grange 1694, turned over to Thomas Parr, free 1701. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1701. 2nd and 3rd marks (Sterling) undated circa 1720. 4th mark 1739. Livery 1708. Court 1734. Warden 1747-49 and died 1751.