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Sugar Bowl Cream Jug, Silver, Art Deco, Birmingham 1934 & 1927, William Neale

English Art Deco sterling silver sugar bowl cream jug by William Neale & Son Ltd, one piece hallmarked Birmingham 1934 and the other Birmingham 1937.

Very minor bruising on foot of each but so minor they sit perfectly level.

Both stand approx 72mm tall, sugar measures 84mm across top rim.

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Description

Sugar Bowl Cream Jug

An English, Art Deco sterling silver sugar bowl cream jug by William Neale & Son Ltd, one piece is hallmarked Birmingham 1934 and the other for Birmingham 1937.

Very minor bruising on foot of each but so minor they sit perfectly level.

Both stand approximately 72 mm tall, sugar measures 84 mm across top rim.

DATE 1934 & 1937
MAKER or SPONSOR MARK William Neale & Son Ltd
ASSAY OFFICE Birmingham
WEIGHT (Grammes) 248
WEIGHT (Troy) 7.97
REF:- 151X

It is clear that bowls have been used for thousands of years. Indeed, the oldest discovery is of a bowl more than 18,000 years old. Further, bowls are a member of the family of hollowware along with items like kettles, jugs and pots. Consequently, bowls have been found in tombs worldwide and artefacts discovered show that silver has been popular for creating bowls for many years. Silver bowls have been found from the times of Ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome.

Indeed, the Ancient Greeks used bowls which included small items known as phiales or pateras, and also bowl-shaped cups for drinking called kylices.

The more durable silver became commonplace in time as a material from which to manufacture bowls.  However, initially, the cost of the silver and the craftsmanship involved restricted these items to the wealthy classes.

Additional information

Origin

English

Period

George V 1910-1936, George VI 1937-1952

Sponsor/Maker

William Neale & Son Ltd

REF CODE

151X