Pair of George II Antique Silver Sauce Boats made in 1754


A fine pair of antique silver George II period sauce boats. These sauce boats have a delicate gadroon border with cast knurled scroll handles.

Date 1754
Made By William Cripps
Location United Kingdom
Stock Number W143x9
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Maker: William Cripps

A fine pair of antique silver George II period sauce boats made in 1754 by William Cripps of London.

These sauce boats have a delicate gadroon border with cast knurled scroll handles. Each sauce boat stands on three cast knurled feet.

They have a combined capacity of 800 ml.

Dimensions: 20 x 10 cm; weight 22.25 troy oz.

William Cripps

William Cripps was a prominent and prolific manufacturing and retail silversmith based in London. After being apprenticed to the popular goldsmith and banker William Daume, he was set free in 1738. Five years later, he submitted his first mark as a largeworker in Compton Street, Soho. In 1746, he moved his premises to St. James’s Street, where he remained until his death.

Cripps specialised in fine tableware pieces and became a “versatile exponent of the rococo style” (Arthur G. Grimwade, London Goldsmiths 1697-1837, 1990). Nowadays his sets of dishes, candlesticks and drinking vessels in the Rococo style are sought after in auction by collectors, and some of his pieces can be seen at the Victoria and Albert museum in London.

Cripps died in 1766 and, as it appears from his will, he did not have a wife nor children. His business was continued first by George Coyte and later by Mark Cripps, possibly William’s cousin.

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