Silversmith: David Willaume
H: 22.5 cm; Diam: 30 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B90.0524
A Queen Anne silver monteith bowl by David Willaume, London 1705 (Britannia Standard), engraved with later armorials, Rolls impaling McLean. The montieth or punch bowl as seen in this form was a fashionable piece of plate during the last twenty years of the 17th century, and first ten years of the 18th century. Most of the existing examples are similar to this one, with deep shaped bodies, either plain or fluted, elaborate side handles cast and chased, and with detachable rims, scalloped to enabe the piece to hold wine glasses for cooling.
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir