A pair of George II silver sauce boats, oval shape, raised on pad feet with scalloped rims and flying scroll handles with acanthus capping. London 1756 by Walter Brind. Length 14 cm
acanthus. A stylized leaf motif, one of the primary decorative elements of classical Greek and Roman architecture. Used as a decorative element in English, European and Australian furniture, particularly on the curve of a leg, and as decoration for a corbel.
scallop / shell motif. As the scallop shell is symetrically proportioned, it has been used as the basis of a shell design on all types of furniture and decorative arts from the 17th century onwards. Scalloped edges or ridges refers to a wavy pattern reminiscent of the edge of a scallop's shell, sometimes seen on ceramics.
George II. George II (1683 - 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1727 until his death in 1760.
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