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Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III

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

SKU: A7077
Price: £1,295.00
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Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III
Britannia Standard Silver Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique William III

Description


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


The anterior surface of the Trefid spoon handle terminal is embellished with the contemporary engraved initials 'MP', in addition to the later engraved initials 'EL'; the reverse surface is plain apart from the feature hallmarks.


The reverse of this impressive example of antique silverware features a rat tail with bead ornamentation 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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Condition


This antique William III silverTrefid spoon is a very good gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent condition in keeping with age.

The British hallmarks struck to the reverse of the handle are clear; the date letter has wear in keeping with age and location, but remains legible.

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


Dimensions


Length 19.2cm/7.6"

Length of handle 12cm/4.7"

Length of bowl 7.1cm/2.8"

Width of bowl 4.2cm/1.7"


Weight


1.6 troy ounces/50.9g


 
 
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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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