Embossed and chased silver, the handles in the form of serpents, the finial of the cover shaped as a crouching hooded figure.

Later adapted as a sugar bowl, the lid and lip have been modified to take a spoon.


Probably Evelyn family, possibly George Hibbert, thence by descent; Christie's 1998; anon American private collector.

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