A pair of Queen Anne silver-gilt Covered Bowls, London circa 1710
Length (over handles): 16.5 cm (6 ½ inches)
Weight: 1,125 g (39 oz 7 dwt)
Applied ovolo borders and strapwork, the lips and detachable covers engraved with a crest and earl’s coronet. The undersides of the bowls with priced scratch-weights ’19-15’ and ’19-17’.
The scratched number 3519 on these bowls and covers suggest that may have been at one time in the stock of Rundell, Bridge and Rundell.
T.H. Cobb was sometime partner in Janson, Cobb, Pearson & Co., solicitors of 22 College Hill, London, from which firm he retired on 1 December 1929. Among these bequests he made in 1944 to the Victoria & Albert Museum were the portrait of an unknown man, aged 22, by Nicholas Hillard, 1597, and a silver chocolate pot, John Fawdery, London 1714.
Thomas Hugh Cobb, Sotheby’s, London 19 October 1944, lot 70 (Chrichton Brothers, £150)
The property of a gentleman, Christie’s London, 9 October 1957, p. 154
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York 6 June 1980, lot 49
English Silver, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, 1966, cat. No. 16
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, 1958-1980, loan no. L22.214.171.124.
Antiques Magazine, New York, May 1964
Antiques Magazine, New York, December 1971