The intricate ornament on this scallop-shaped box reflects the late Elizabethan taste for Antwerp Mannerism; indeed, many specialized workers active in London’s goldsmiths’ trade came from the Spanish Netherlands
An exceptional antique sterling silver sauce jug with decorative cast feet and large armorial engraved to one side. Fine quality and extremely heavy gauge silver. Weight 563 grams, 18.1 troy ounces. Height 13.5 cms. Spread from lip to tip of handle 21.5 cms. London 1764. Maker William Tuite.