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A very rare George III Hot Milk Biggin, modelled as a barrel, and made in Sheffield in 1799 by Thomas Lamborn.


This beautiful piece is realistically modelled as a barrel and displays four horizontal reeded bands on the main body to simulate the metal bands on the barrel. The main body is also engraved with vertical bands, to simulate the wooden planks. The slightly domed cover is decorated with engraved and reeded bands and terminates in a ball finial. This piece has a cast sparrow beak spout and harp shaped fruitwood handle. The Biggin is in excellent condition and is fully marked on the side of the main body and cover.

Biggins are rare, however they are normally found in the larger size and are for coffee. It is extremely unusual to find a smaller one for hot milk, especially shaped and decorated as a barrel. A rare example of Sheffield silver.

Height: 5.75 inches, 14.38cm.

Base Diameter: 3.1 inches, 7.75cm.

Length, handle to spout: 6.5 inches, 16.25cm.

Weight: 13oz.