English sterling kettle on stand decorated with repousse scrolls, flowers with leaf finial and bird head on the stout, by Alice and George Burrows, circa 1817.
Dimensions: 15.5"H x 11"W
Alice Burrows was the widow of the silversmith George Burrows I. In the Eighteenth and early Nineteenth centuries, it was common for a widow to carry on the silver business on her husband’s death After his death in 1801 she registered a mark with her son George Burrows II. In Alice Burrows’ case, her son was a working silversmith at the time his father died, so it was only natural that they would enter a mark together. They worked together for 18 years, which is a very long time by any standards of the day. She was active in the trade until her death in 1819.