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A Queen Anne Silver Lady's Tankard Garthorne, Royal Maker To Six Monarchs

A Queen Anne Silver Lady's Tankard Garthorne, Royal Maker To Six Monarchs

A Queen Anne Silver Lady's Tankard Garthorne, Royal Maker To Six Monarchs

A QUEEN ANNE SILVER TANKARD: FRANCIS GARTHORNE-- SILVERSMITH TO SIX MONARCHS. PRESENTED IS AN IMPORTANT QUEEN ANNE BRITANNIA STANDARD LADY TANKARD CREATED BY THE SELDOM-ENCOUNTERED LONDON MAKER'FRANCIS GARTHORNE' IN 1707.

FRANCIS GARTHORNE (ACTIVE 1677 TO 1727) WAS EXTENSIVELY EMPLOYED IN THE COURTS OF CHARLES II, JAMES II, WILLIAM & MARY, WILLIAM III, QUEEN ANNE AND GEORGE I AS THE ROYAL SILVERSMITH. MOST OF HIS CREATIONS ARE ON EXHIBIT IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION AND MAJOR MUSEUMS. QUEEN ANNE, IN 1710, UPON RECEIVING A LETTER OF APPRECIATION FROM THE FOUR INDIAN KINGS THANKING HER MAJESTY FOR HER HOSPITALITY DURING THEIR VISIT TO LONDON, COMMISSIONED FRANCIS GARTHORNE TO MAKE UP COMMUNION PLATE-- SALVER, BASON, CHALICE, PATEN, AND FLAGON- FOR EACH OF THE ROYAL CHAPELS TO THE MOHAWKS AND ONONDAGAS. EACH SET WAS INSCRIBED WITH THE ROYAL CYPHER AND COAT OF ARMS AND LABELED "THE GIFT OF HER MAJESTY ANNE, BY THE GRACE OF THE GOD, OF GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND IRELAND AND OF HER PLANTATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA, QUEEN, TO HER INDIAN CHAPPEL OF THE MOHAWKS (ONONDOGOES)".

OF CLASSIC EARLY TANKARD FORM, WITH TAPERED BODY, HEAVY TURNED BASE, LOW FLAT DOMED COVER, VOLUTE THUMB-PIECE, AND SERPENTINE HANDLE, STEPPED-UP BASE. COMPLETE SET OF MARKS FOR FRANCIS GARTHORNE, BRITANNIA STANDARD, CITY OF LONDON AND 1707 ON THE BODY AT RIGHT OF HANDLE, AND ON LID IN FRONT OF THE THUMB-PIECE. ADDITIONAL MAKER MARK ON HANDLE.

SUBSTANTIALLY FINE CONDITION-- FEW SOFT IMPRESSIONS- SOME UNDER-SOLDERING TO THE HANDLE AND ITS EDGES THE THE COVER CLOSES FLUSH, NO AGE-DISCOLORATION AS COMMONLY SEEN ON BRITANNIA SILVER OF THIS PERIOD, NO REPAIRS, AND NO EVIDENCE OF ERASURE. HEIGHT TO TIP OF THUMB-PIECE: 6 2/3.

WEIGHT: 21 6/10 STANDARD OUNCES. Months, if not years, later the purchaser decides to have the item appraised. Add a map to your own listings.

The item "A QUEEN ANNE SILVER LADY'S TANKARD GARTHORNE, ROYAL MAKER TO SIX MONARCHS" is in sale since Tuesday, June 24, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "sterlingalize" and is located in Reston, Virginia.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Composition: BRITANNIA STANDARD STERLING SILVER
  • Maker: FRANCIS GARTHORNE
  • Age: QUEEN ANNE, PRE-1710
  • Type: TANKARD


A Queen Anne Silver Lady's Tankard Garthorne, Royal Maker To Six Monarchs