English sterling silver pair of sauce or gravy boats by Benjamin Cartwright I, London, 1749. Boats have wavy top edge and stand on 3 figural feet, decorated with a shell elements. Hollow double scroll handles are accented with a figural acanthus leaf at the top. No monograms.
Each of these special George II boats is 3" tall, 3 1/2" wide and 7 1/4" from handle to spout, with the pair weighing a substantial 574 grams or 18.5 ozs. Troy.
The excellent original condition, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, makes this an especially attractive offering.
The soft, warm, original antique finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
English Sauce Boats Pair Benjamin Cartwright I Sterling Silver 1749 London