This antique Queen Anne Britannia standard silver* porringer has a circular rounded form.
The lower portion of this 18th century Queen Anne 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).
Maker: William Gamble