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Rare American Silver Square Waiter, Peter David, Philadelphia, Circa 1730-40

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Rare American Silver Square Waiter, Peter David, Philadelphia, Circa 1730-40

Rare American Silver Square Waiter, Peter David, Philadelphia, Circa 1730-40

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

10,710

USD

Rare American Silver Square Waiter

Peter David, Philadelphia

Circa 1730-40


with indented corners, on four shaped bracket feet, marked center of back PD in oval and with scratch weight oz 9 = 10 dwt and later scratch weight oz 9 = dw 8.

9 oz

280 g

Width 5 3/4 in.

14.6 cm

minor general wear to borders, otherwise good, rare and sophisticated for for America


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Christie's, New York, October 19, 1990, lot 101
Peter David was born in New York 1707, was apprenticed to Peter Quintard 1722-29 and  became free in 1731. By  the mid 1730s he was established in Philadelphia.  His first wife was Jeanne Dupuy, sister of the goldsmith Daniel Dupuy, who apprenticed under Peter. He was the father of John David Sr., (1736-1793).

For a full account of his life and work see Beatrice B. Garvan and David Barquist, American Silver in the Philadelphia Museum: Vol 1. Yale, 2018, pp 318-22.