A very fine pair of George III silver sauce boats by William & James Priest. Of plain oval form, with raised bead decoration to the rim. A flying c-scrolled handle mounted with and acanthus leaf. Standing on three shell and hoof legs. Engraved with a very ornate monogram MS to the side of each.
Very clearly hallmarked for London 1768, makers mark for William & James Priest.
The hallmarks are well struck and very clear with minimal rubbing (see pictures).
This are a wonderful pair of sauce boats in very fine condition with no repairs & only one tiny hole to the raised beaded rim decoration.
Of a good gauge and has a wonderful colour and patina and stands true.
Length: 16cm or 6.5 inches
Width: 8cm or 3.25 inches
Height (to top of handle): 12cm or 4.75 inches
Individual Weights: 223g or 7.12ozT & 219g or 7.04ozT
Combined Weight: 442g or 14.21ozT (15.6oz)