A William & Mary Antique Silver Tazza


A William & Mary Antique Silver Tazza

A distinctive William & Mary Antique Silver Tazza of plain circular form onto a cylindrical spreading foot. The surface of the tazza is embellished in the centre with, a contemporary coat of arms and has an impressive gadroon decorated border. The underside is card cut and the foot is struck with a part hallmarks, as to be expected. It also has the etched initials of the owner, S.B on one side and T over T M on the other; it is also engraved c 1820 with “ Fellowship Hall St Mary at Hill “. Width 12inches, 30.48 cm Height 3.5inches, 8.89 cm

Tazza is a wide, shallow dish which sits atop a short stem with a wide based foot, or a short foot.
‘Tazza’ translates to ‘cup’ in Italian, The Tazza is usually used for serving smaller items of food, such as hors d’oeuvres. The basic form of the tazza is essentially an elevated plate, and therefore it was developed as a way of utilising more space on a dinner table, and presenting a dish in this manner adds to the grandeur of the meal.
Antique silver tazza stands are truly intriguing pieces, which are sure to create interest and conversation at any dining table, or in any home.

Ref No.W74x40
Year 1693

£ 12,800.00