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SOLD - Britannia Silver Porringers - Antique George V

A fine pair of antique George V English Britannia silver porringers; an addition to our silverware collection

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SOLD - Britannia Silver Porringers - Antique George V
SOLD - Britannia Silver Porringers - Antique George V

Description


These fine Britannia* standard silver porringers have a circular shaped form with a slightly flared rim.


The porringers have a planished finish and are embellished with alternate acanthus and water leaf embossed decoration to the lower portion.


The porringers are fitted with impressive dolphin decorated scroll handles.


Date: 1914

Condition


These fine Britannia standard silver porringers are a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each porringer are clear, apart from the maker's mark which is rubbed but legible.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of these items.


Dimensions


Height 7cm/2.75"

Length across handles 14.5cm/5.75"

Diameter 9.5cm/3.75"


Total Weight


10 troy ounces/311g


* Britannia Standard Silver

The Britannia silver standard of 958 (95.84% of fine silver) was introduced by William III by an act of Parliament in 1697 to replace the sterling silver standard of 925 (92.5% of fine silver) as the mandatory standard for items of wrought plate, with the sole intention of limiting the practice of clipping and melting sterling silver coins to produce silver items.

This change in standard instigated an alteration in the recognised hallmark of the lion passant guardant denoting sterling standard, to the icon of the seated Britannia supporting an oval shield

 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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