This antique Queen Anne Britannia standard silver porringer has a circular rounded form. The lower portion of this 18th century silver porringer bowl is embellished with chased alternating fluted decoration accented with engraved foliate motifs. The upper portion is encircled with a chased rope twist decorated girdle flanked with engraved foliate and scalloped motifs. The decoration to the anterior surface incorporates a cartouche bordered with scale motif diaper pattern and large scrolling designs, all surmounted with a figural cherub mask between a pair of wings.The cartouche displays a contemporary engraved coat of arms with scrolling leaf mantling and helm, all below a crest of an escallop. This silver porringer bowl is fitted with two cast S scroll handles, featuring plain thumbpieces and scrolling terminals. The underside of the porringer bears the engraved initials'RR'. 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 silver porringer bowl is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The contemporary coat of arms has wear in keeping with age and location. Full Britannia hallmarks struck to the surface of the body are very clear in keeping with age. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of 18th century silverware. Length across handles 20.9cm/8.2.Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. For more details see our About Us. FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Antique Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Porringer" is in sale since Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Bowls". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle upon Tyne.
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