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Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique William III English sterling silver porringer with cover; an addition to our 17th century silverware collection

SKU: A9021
Price: £10,950.00
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Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)
Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover - Antique William III (1689)

Description


This exceptional antique William III sterling silver porringer with cover has a plain rounded cylindrical form onto a circular spreading foot.


The lower portion of the body is encircled with an exceptional band of chased alternating leaf designs.


The body is further ornamented with the contemporary engraved initials 'WSM'.


This cup retains the original hallmarked domed push fit cover embellished with a large chased stylised leaf motif in a swirl design.


The cover is surmounted by an exceptional cast leaf decorated sterling silver bud style finial.


This fine silver porringer with cover is fitted with two exceptional cast and applied S scroll handles.


Early examples in such exceptional condition are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.


Read a brief history of silver porringer bowls


Date: 1689

Condition


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

The chased decoration is all very sharp in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the porringer are very clear; it is rare to see such clear hallmarks on a piece of this age, often they cannot be deeply struck due to the rounded surface.

The part hallmarks to the upper plateau of the cover were struck before the piece was chased therefore the definition of the marks is lost.


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


Dimensions


Length across handles 20.7cm/8.1"

Diameter of body 13.7cm/5.4"

Diameter of cover 14.3cm/5.6"

Diameter of foot 16.4cm/6.5"

Height 16.4cm/6.5"


Weight


19.8 troy ounces/615g


 
 
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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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