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Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique William III English Britannia standard silver lighthouse style sugar caster; an addition to our silver teaware collection

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Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III
Sugar Caster Silver
Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III
Sugar Caster Silver
Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III
Sugar Caster Silver
Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III
Sugar Caster Silver
Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III
Sugar Caster Silver
Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III
Sugar Caster Silver
Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III
Sugar Caster Silver
Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III
Sugar Caster Silver
Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III
Sugar Caster Silver
Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III
Sugar Caster Silver
Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III
Sugar Caster Silver
Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III
Sugar Caster Silver
Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique William III

Description


This exceptional antique William III English Britannia standard silver* sugar caster has a cylindrical form in the lighthouse style, onto a domed spreading circular foot.


The body of the caster is encircled with an applied girdle and embellished with an impressive contemporary engraved scrolling leaf bordered cartouche incorporating a coat of arms depicting a lion rampant crowned**.


The caster is fitted with the original hallmarked detachable bayonet style cover embellished with pierced stylised scrolling foliate decoration incorporating quatrefoil motifs.


The domed upper portion of the cover is ornamented with bands of chased gadroon decoration and surmounted with an impressive knopped lobed silver finial.


The rim of the foot is encompassed with a chased gadroon decorated border.


* 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).


** This coat of arms could pertain to the Charlton family.


Read a brief history of antique silver sugar casters

Date: 1700

Condition


This antique William III sugar caster is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full Britannia hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and part hallmarks to the cover, as to be expected, are clear in keeping with age and location.


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


Dimensions


Height 18.8cm/7.4"

Diameter 6.9cm/2.7"


Weight


7.8 troy ounces/243g


 
 
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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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