Rococo revival silver sugar caster
John Evans II - London 1845
This charming rococo revival silver caster, because of it’s diminutive size, could have been used for sugar, pepper or maybe even for blotting sand back when that was used for letter writing. If that was the case it would be called a pounce pot.
It it is a lovely example of a cast silver piece with hand tooled finishing. The delicately piecered lid is made up of c scrolls, a key rococo feature.
By the 1840s the second rococo revival was in full swing and this would have been a very fashionable piece to adorn your table.