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Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Queen Anne English Britannia silver porringer; an addition to our 18th century silverware collection

SKU: C1669
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Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)
Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)
Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)
Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)
Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)
Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)
Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)
Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)
Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)
Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)
Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)
Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)
Silver Porringer Bowl
Britannia Standard Silver Porringer - Antique Queen Anne (1707)

Description


This antique Queen Anne Britannia standard silver* porringer has a circular rounded form.


The lower portion of this 18th century silver porringer bowl is embellished with chased alternating fluted decoration accented with engraved foliate motifs.


The upper portion is encircled with a chased rope twist decorated girdle flanked with engraved foliate and scalloped motifs.


The decoration to the anterior surface incorporates a cartouche bordered with scale motif diaper pattern and large scrolling designs, all surmounted with a figural cherub mask between a pair of wings.


The cartouche displays a contemporary engraved coat of arms with scrolling leaf mantling and helm, all below a crest of an escallop.


This silver porringer bowl is fitted with two cast S scroll handles, featuring plain thumbpieces and scrolling terminals.


The underside of the porringer bears the engraved initials 'RR'.


* 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).


Read a brief history of silver porringers


Date: 1707

Condition


This antique silver porringer bowl is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The contemporary coat of arms has wear in keeping with age and location.

Full Britannia hallmarks struck to the surface of the body are very clear in keeping with age.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of 18th century silverware.


Dimensions


Length across handles 20.9cm/8.2"

Width 13.1cm/5.2"

Height 12.3cm/4.8"


Weight


12.4 troy ounces/387g


 
 
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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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