Waxantiques is an accredited member of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, and CINOA, the International Confederation of Art Dealers. All members have to meet stringent requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject. A rare Scottish silver bowl of exceptional size and weight. Of circular form with a reeded rim and short flared foot. The underside has a prick engraving S.
E over F within a scroll cartouche. 2049 grams, 65.9 troy ozs. Edinburgh assay master James Penman.
There are currently only ten pre 1710 Scottish silver punch bowls or monteiths recorded, with at least 5 in museums/institutional collections. The two earliest monteiths in Scotland were made by McKenzie, one in a private collection, the other in the City of Edinburgh Museum, both dated 1698. The only surviving Scottish toilet service, hallmarked in 1703 was by his hand.
Colin McKenzie is among the most important early 18. Century Edinburgh (and Scottish) makers. He completed his apprenticeship under James Penman and would have trained and worked with Thomas Ker, Henry Bethune and Edward Penman, all fine quality makers. During McKenzies working career he took on 10 apprentices including two of his sons.
The bowl is in very good condition. Stamped underneath with a set of Scottish silver hallmarks for Edinburgh (3 towers). Certain destinations, including the US, ban the import of products containing materials such as ivory and tortoiseshell. Please notify us immediately if you require a special arrangement. Waxantiques is a family business run by husband and wife team Lou and Ann Wax.
Our shared interest in antiques led us to change career and start dealing in general antiques shortly after we married. As the years progressed our interest became more focused on antique silverware and its domestic history and twenty five years ago we moved on to Camden Passage to open our specialist silver store waxantiques. In 2018 we finally made our move to the London Silver Vaults.
Our store launched in 2011 now accounts for a substantial and growing proportion of the business to the extent where Ann needs to concentrate on maintaining our online presence, while Lou is responsible for the day to day running of the shop and customer liaison. We are fortunate indeed to have a career which allows us to handle such lovely items, many of which would not be out of place in a museum environment. Perhaps best of all is that it keeps us in contact with customers from all over the world, many of whom we count as good friends as well as colleagues. Welcome to our shop in the London Silver Vaults. Our showcase of Fine Silver and Works of Art, handcrafted by silversmiths from the 1600s onwards, includes beautiful and rare collectors pieces and luxury Antique Table Silver to be used and enjoyed.The item "9550 Queen Anne Silver Punch Bowl" is in sale since Thursday, February 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Bowls".
The seller is "waxantiques" and is located in London, England. This item can be shipped worldwide.