A Fine Chocolate Pot
With gadroon border to spreading bases and covers, with detachable fluted finial and detachable cover secured by a pin terminating in a heart motif, the leaf and scroll-embellished spout terminating in an eagle's head.
Son of Fuller White late of Great Hallenbury (?) in the County of Essex deceased, apprenticed to Edward Feline 8 January 1734 on payment of £30. Free, 5 December 1744. First mark entered as largeworker, 31 December 1744. Address: Golden Ball and Pearl in Noble Street. Second mark in partnership with John Fray, 4 March 1745, same address. The partnership apparently dissolved by 4 January 1748, when Fray entered a seperate mark at Foster Lane. White's third mark alone, 9 January 1750/1. Fourth mark, 5 July 1758. Livery, March 1750. Died 2 July 1775. Heal records him as plateworker, Golden Ball and Pearl, Noble Street, 1742-3; and with John Fray at same address, 1750. He appears alone as plateworker, Noble Street, in the Parl. Report list 1773. His work, mostly holloware, tankards and coffee-pots, is good but rarely inspired.
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