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1700s Georgian Britannia Standard Silver Mug

$4,556.34

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English Britannia standard silver mug; an addition to our 18th century collectable silverware collection. This exceptional antique George I Britannia silver mug has a cylindrical form onto a circular spreading foot. The surface of this antique George I silver mug is embellished with a contemporary engraved coat of arms above the inscription 'Henricus Davis, Seniorum Unus, 1718'. The upper rim of the body is encircled with applied moulded decoration. The mug is fitted with an impressive S scroll handle incorporating a plain scrolling thumbpiece to the upper plateau. This Britannia silver mug has a fine color and patination. 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). Henry Davies, Gentleman, was the surviving executor of Dame Margaret Boreman and the heir of his sister Elizabeth Gibbs (maiden name of Davies). Patination or Patina is a subtle coloration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look. Condition: This antique Britannia silver mug is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and is in exceptional condition. Full Britannia standard hallmarks struck to the surface of the mug have wear in keeping with age and location; the partial maker's mark is legible however remains untraced. Dimensions: Length from back of handle to rim 12.5cm/4.9" Width 8.9cm/3.5" Height 9.6cm/3.8" Weight: 8.1 troy ounces/251g Maker: Untraced Maker's Marks Date: 1718 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 example of Georgian silverware.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.8 in. (9.66 cm)Width: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)Depth: 4.9 in. (12.45 cm)
  • Style
    George I (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1710-1719
  • Date of Manufacture
    1718
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A94621stDibs: LU1200218466482

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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