Rare American Silver Square Waiter, Peter David, Philadelphia, Circa 1730-40
10,000 - 15,000 USD
Rare American Silver Square Waiter
Peter David, Philadelphia
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.
Width 5 3/4 in.
minor general wear to borders, otherwise good, rare and sophisticated for for America
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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.