Polish pewter rococo form covered bowl & stand, c.1745
Polish pewter rococo form covered bowl & stand, the rim handle & lid moulded with elaborate organic rocaille work, the large knop modelled as a Baroque finial. Marked to both bowl & stand with crown & rose mark enclosing initials ‘IN’ (unknown maker), also roundel containing St George & the Dragon with initials ‘AC’. Circa 1745
minor wear & dents
From a Polish family inheritance, brought to Australia in the mid 20th century. The St George & the Dragon mark is an interesting reference to England, as it signifies imported English Tin was used in the pewter mixture; the local ingredients were of a different standard, so the mark signifies the best quality pewter. The Rocaille work is very much a 'Rococo' form, but the overall structure and the large knop still reference the earlier Baroque style, making it an interesting early piece of pewter. Silver forms were the inspiration.