Possibly from Bordeaux, one of the centers of ecuelle making, this ecuelle has a traditional form of a shallow circular bowl flanked by a pair of flat handles or ears. The handles of this example are decorated with palmettes, flaming hearts and a strapwork border. In other countries it is called a porringer or a brandy bowl.
MARKS Stamped (underside of ears): town stamp and LP.
DATE 18th century
DIMENSIONS Width 7 Height 2 in.
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