A Very Fine Pair of Heavy Geo. II Silver Sauce Boats, Lon 1742, Nicholas Sprimont
A very fine pair of George II silver sauce boats, by Nicholas Sprimont, London 1742. Of plain, large oval form, raised to a wavy rim with an acanthus mounted scrolling handle. Both engraved to the side with identical crests. (see pictures) All standing on 3 leaf shouldered & hoof footed legs.
Hallmarked for London 1742 with the maker’s mark Nicholas Sprimont.
These sauce boats are in wonderful condition with minimal scratching, no repairs. Small crease to one rim and a pin-prick hole, hardly noticeable. Both stand true on a flat surface. Marks are partially rubbed, in keeping with over 250 years of cleaning.
Of an exceptional weight and gauge, with a lovely patina. A pair of this weight and in such condition are a very rare find.
Nicholas Sprimont was working during a very exciting period of English silversmithing, he was influenced by leading Huguenot craftsmen, and was a well documented close contemporary of Paul de Lamerie.
Length (handle to lip): 22cm or 8 ½”
Width: 11cm or 4 ¼”
Weight – sauceboat 1: 383g or 12.31ozT (13.5oz)
Weight – sauceboat 2: 370g or 11.9ozT (13oz)
Overall weight: 753g or 24.2ozT (26.5oz)