William Will Sugar Bowl


Probably one of the most important, if not the most important, pewterer of the 18th Century was William Will of Philadelphia. His working dates were from 1764-1798. His forms were varied and frequently similar to high style Philadelphia silver of the period. His storied past included serving in the revolutionary war as a colonel. He was also Under Sheriff of Philadelphia for a time. This 5” high sugar bowl is one of his most successful forms. The condition is excellent. In A History of American Pewter, revised & enlarged edition by Charles Montgomery, on his list of 100 great examples of American pewter on page 259 he shows this form for its stylistic attributes.