Sauceboat by J:B (perhaps J. Bard of Phila.),c.1810
Marked three times on bottom. This distinctive J:B mark is attributed tentatively by Yale to J. Bard of PA. J.Bard of Philadelphia, c.1800, is listed in books by Thorn, Okie, and Ensko, but no mark is illustrated. Acquired from a source that says it came from a family that also had a Baltimore beaker. Also included in this lot: a pair of pointed end teaspoons (acquired from another source)with raised, pointed-arch drops (say 1810), one teaspoon having the same J:B mark; the family source of these spoons had much silver from Baltimore and Philadelphia. The sauceboat has gadrooning around the top edge, three cast feet, and a double-scroll handle. Overall length 8-1/4". Height to top of handle 4-7/8". Weight 14 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall condition is excellent. One of the three marks is in very good condition, the other two are very good at one end but rubbed at the other.