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The Argyll was invented in the 18th Century for, and named after, the 5th Duke of Argyll John Campbell and his Wife Elizabeth Gunning, the Duchess of Argyll and Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon. The Duke was often complaining that his gravy went cold at the table, so this ingenious item was created specifically for the purpose of keeping it warm.
Hallmarked In 1813
Hallmarked in London in 1813 by Joseph Biggs, this charming George III, Antique Sterling Silver Argyll, has a cylindrical body standing on a platform base, with a gadroon border. The handle has a wicker cover and the hot water chamber is accessed through a hinged cover on the opposite side to the spout. The argyll measures 6.5"(16.5cm) tall, by 5.5"(14cm) from handle to edge, by 5.5"(14cm) from spout to edge and weighs 11.8 troy ounces.
£3,475ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1783
Hallmarked in London in 1783 by John Wakelin & William Taylor, this handsome, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Argyll, is plain in style, having an urn shaped body with reed borders and a wood handle. There is an original engraved coat of arms on the body and a crest on the lid, and the hot water chamber is accessed via a central column. The argyll measures 8"(20cm) tall, by 8"(20cm) from handle to spout, by 4"(10cm) in diameter, and weighs 16 troy ounces.
£3,975ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
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