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Antique Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Porringer

$3,669.85

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Queen Anne English Britannia silver porringer, an addition to our 18th century silverware collection. This antique Queen Anne Britannia standard silver* porringer has a circular rounded form. The lower portion of this 18th century silver porringer bowl is embellished with chased alternating fluted decoration accented with engraved foliate motifs. The upper portion is encircled with a chased rope twist decorated girdle flanked with engraved foliate and scalloped motifs. The decoration to the anterior surface incorporates a cartouche bordered with scale motif diaper pattern and large scrolling designs, all surmounted with a figural cherub mask between a pair of wings. The cartouche displays a contemporary engraved coat of arms with scrolling leaf mantling and helm, all below a crest of an escallop. This silver porringer bowl is fitted with two cast S-scroll handles, featuring plain thumbpieces and scrolling terminals. The underside of the porringer bears the engraved initials 'RR'. Britannia silver, The Britannia silver standard of 958 (95.84% of fine silver), denoted by the icon of the seated Britannia holding an oval shield, was introduced by William III in 1697. This was to indicate the slightly higher standard of silver from sterling silver standard of 925 (92.5% of fine silver). Condition: This antique silver porringer bowl is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The contemporary coat of arms has wear in keeping with age and location. Full Britannia hallmarks struck to the surface of the body are very clear in keeping with age. Dimensions: Length across handles 20.9 cm / 8.2" Width 13.1 cm / 5.2" Height 12.3 cm / 4.8" Weight: 12.4 troy ounces /387g Maker: William Gamble Date: 1707 Origin: London, England Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of 18th century silverware.

Details

  • Creator
    William Gamble (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.8 in (12.2 cm)Width: 5.2 in (13.21 cm)Depth: 8.2 in (20.83 cm)
  • Style
    Queen Anne (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1700-1709
  • Date of Manufacture
    1707
  • Condition
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: C16691stDibs: LU1200213748152

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