An early Georgian solid silver pap or feeding bowl in excellent condition for its 250 years. Typically plain in design by comparison with the more ornately engraved examples seen in the late 19th century.
The “pap”, a soft food for infants or the sick, was made from bread boiled or softened in milk or water, sometimes sweetened with sugar or honey. Just over 4 inches long, and 47 grams in weight. Hallmarked to the back of the bowl, for London 1758 with the makers mark for John Moore (only M clear).
- From the Phisick collection