18th Century New York Sugar Bowl by John Will
One of the most important 18th Century pewterers was John Will. Besides being the father of three important pewterers (Henry, Philip and William) he was an excellent craftsman in his own right. This 4½” sugar bowl was previously erroneously attributed to his son William. New information suggests that his father, John, made the piece. He worked in New York City from 1752-1766. While unsigned, the attribution is very strong. The condition of the pewter is excellent. This piece of pewter was recently re-purchased from the prior owner.