Nathaniel Locke

England, b.1658, d.1740


  • 1710
  • Britannia standard silver
  • Gift of Prof. H. John Simpson and family, in memory of Ming Simpson, 2017
  • 113 x 205 x 125mm
  • 2017/046

Nathaniel Locke was a renowned English silversmith, active in London in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Bearing his LO signature and the Britannia symbol, this vessel is marked as highest quality silver, and was probably a child’s christening gift. A porringer was a bowl commonly used for serving soup, stews or porridge.

(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)

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