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SOLD - Britannia Standard Silver Tankard - Antique Queen Anne

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Queen Anne English Britannia standard silver tankard; an addition to our silver tankard collection

SKU: A4903
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SOLD - Britannia Standard Silver Tankard - Antique Queen Anne
SOLD - Britannia Standard Silver Tankard - Antique Queen Anne

Description


This fine Queen Anne Britannia standard* silver tankard has a tapering cylindrical form onto a domed spreading foot.


The body of the tankard is embellished with fine and impressive later chased decoration depicting stemmed floral and foliate sprays accented with opposing scroll decorated borders in addition to panels of scale and trellis textures.


The decoration to the body incorporates a large oval shaped vacant cartouche encompassed with further later chased floral and scroll ornamentation.


This antique silver tankard retains the original hinged hallmarked domed cover surmounted with a fine and impressive volute scrolling thumbpiece.


The domed portion of the cover is further embellished with impressive later chased floral and foliate decoration in addition to a band of shaped foliate decoration to the lower portion.


This antique silver tankard is fitted with a fine and impressive S scroll handle ornamented with an impressive escutcheon shaped decorated terminal and impressive chased leaf textures encompassing the upper socket; the handle is struck with the maker's mark as to be expected.


The domed spreading foot is encompassed with a further band of chased leaf decoration, reflecting a subtly simplified design to that of the cover.


The underside of the tankard bears the retailer's mark 'Allan & Hayes'**.


* 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 retailer was in operation circa 1860; it can be determined due to the style of the chased embellishment, they commissioned/crafted the ornamentation.


Date: 1710

Condition


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

The chased decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and cover, and maker's mark to the handle have wear in keeping with age, but remain legible.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Queen Anne silverware.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to rim of cover 18cm/7.1"

Diameter of cover 11cm/4.3"

Height to top of thumbpiece 17.5cm/6.9"


 
 
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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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