DescriptionA WILLIAM AND MARY SILVER CASTER
Benjamin Bathurst, London, England, 1691-92
Marks: (lion passant), (leopard's head crowned), BB (in cipher), O
7-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches diameter (18.4 x 8.9 cm)
11.30 troy ounces
The Charles L. Poor Collection;
Sotheby's, New York, October 23, 2006.
The cylindrical caster with seamed body, applied moldings at base and lip, applied stepped and gadrooned circular foot, lip molding cut away in two places to accommodate bayonet-type cover fastener, domed cover pierced with trefoils and flower heads, bold gadrooned borders and urn finial, engraved with contemporary arms between tied plumes, interior seamed sleeve is a later addition.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.
trace of mark to cover, for attribution see Jackson's Silver and Coin Marks, 1996, p. 142
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