Britannia Standard Silver Gilt Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon - Antique Queen Anne (1705). A fine and impressive antique Queen Anne Britannia standard silver gilt Trefid Rat Tail pattern spoon assayed in Exeter; an addition to our silver cutlery collection.
This exceptional antique Queen Anne Britannia standard silver spoon has been crafted in the Trefid Rat Tail pattern. The anterior surface of this Trefid spoon is plain and unembellished. The reverse of the handle terminal is embellished with the contemporary engraved initials'PH PP', in addition to the feature hallmarks to the broad stem; the broad stem enables the hallmarks to be deeply struck which is a fine feature. The reverse of the spoon is further decorated with a rat tail with bead ornamentation to the rounded bowl.This anterior and reverse surfaces of this impressive example of antique provincial silverware is gilded. 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 antique 18th century silver Trefid spoon is an exceptional gauge of silver for such a spoon, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition in keeping with age. Full Exeter hallmarks struck to the reverse of the broad spoon stem are very clear; the hallmarks are deeply struck due to the exceptional gauge and broad stem.Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique dining silverware. 1.7 troy ounces/54.3g. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977.
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FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Antique Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Gilt Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon" is in sale since Sunday, November 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery".The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle upon Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.