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Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Caster (1 of 12)
AC Silver
Flag of United KingdomTyne and Wear, UK
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Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Caster

REF: C5068 / LA462046
£6,950
€8,119
$8,742
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Description
Exceptional, fine and impressive antique William III English Britannia standard silver lighthouse style caster; an addition to our silver teaware collection. This exceptional antique William III English Britannia standard silver* caster has a cylindrical form in the lighthouse style, onto a domed spreading circular foot. The body of the caster is encircled with an applied girdle and embellished with an impressive contemporary engraved scrolling leaf bordered cartouche incorporating a coat of arms depicting a lion rampant crowned**. The caster is fitted with the original hallmarked detachable bayonet style cover embellished with pierced stylised scrolling foliate decoration incorporating quatrefoil motifs. The domed upper portion of the cover is ornamented with bands of chased gadroon decoration and surmounted with an impressive knopped lobed silver finial. The rim of thefoot is encompassed with a chased gadroon decorated border. * 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 coat of arms could pertain to the Charlton family. Maker: John Cory Origin: London, England
measurements
Height:
18.8 cm
Diameter:
6.9 cm
Weight:- 7.8 troy ounces/243g
declaration
AC Silver has clarified that the Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Caster (LA462046) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1700
condition
This antique William III caster is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The chased decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp. Full Britannia hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and part hallmarks to the cover, as to be expected, are clear in keeping with age and location. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.
additional info
Material:
Artisan:
Date of Manufacture:
1700
location
This Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Lighthouse Style Caster is located in Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom