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Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon

$2,000.09

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique William III Britannia standard silver Trefid rat tail pattern spoon; an addition to our silver cutlery collection This exceptional antique William III Britannia standard silver spoon has been crafted in the Trefid rat tail pattern. The anterior surface of the Trefid spoon handle terminal is embellished with the contemporary engraved initials 'MP', in addition to the later engraved initials 'EL'; the reverse surface is plain apart from the feature hallmarks. The reverse of this impressive example of antique silverware features a rat tail with bead ornamentation to the rounded bowl. 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). Dimensions: Length 19.2cm/7.6" Length of handle 12cm/4.7" Length of bowl 7.1cm/2.8" Width of bowl 4.2cm/1.7" Weight: 1.6 troy ounces/50.9g Maker: John Cory Date: circa 1700. 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 Edwardian dining silverware.

Details

  • Creator
    John Cory (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1 in. (2.54 cm)Width: 1.7 in. (4.32 cm)Depth: 7.6 in. (19.31 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1700-1709
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1700
  • Condition
    This antique spoon is a very good gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent condition in keeping with age. The British hallmarks struck to the reverse of the handle are all very clear; they are struck deeply due to the gauge of silver.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A70771stDibs: LU1200219518162

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $140.36 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 7-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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