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Britannia Standard Silver Dog Nose Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique William III Britannia standard silver Dog Nose Rat Tail pattern spoon; an addition to our silver cutlery collection

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17th Century Silver Spoon
Britannia Standard Silver Dog Nose Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
17th Century Silver Spoon
Britannia Standard Silver Dog Nose Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
17th Century Silver Spoon
Britannia Standard Silver Dog Nose Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
17th Century Silver Spoon
Britannia Standard Silver Dog Nose Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
17th Century Silver Spoon
Britannia Standard Silver Dog Nose Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
17th Century Silver Spoon
Britannia Standard Silver Dog Nose Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
17th Century Silver Spoon
Britannia Standard Silver Dog Nose Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III

Description


This exceptional antique William III Britannia standard* silver spoon has been crafted in the Dog Nose Rat Tail pattern.


The reverse surface of this antique silver spoon handle terminal is ornamented with the contemporary engraved coat of arms of a lion rampant below a crescent, an inescutcheon dexter chief of an arrow point downward with two long barbs engrailed on the inner edge (pheon); the anterior surface is plain and unembellished.


The reverse of this impressive example of antique silverware features a rat tail 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).


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Date: 1699

Condition


This antique 17th century silver spoon is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The British hallmarks struck to the reverse of the handle are very clear in keeping with age and location.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique dining silverware.


Dimensions


Length 19.9cm/7.8"

Width of bowl 4.4cm/1.7"


Weight


1.9 troy ounces/58.9g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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