Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard - Antique Queen Anne (1704). A magnificent, fine and impressive, rare antique Queen Anne English Britannia standard silver quart tankard; an addition to our range of collectable 18th century silverware. This magnificent antique Queen Anne Britannia standard silver quart tankard has a plain tapering cylindrical form onto a spreading foot. The surface of this 18th century silver tankard is plain and encircled with an applied girdle to the lower portion, in addition to bands of tooled decoration below the moulded rim.This antique quart tankard retains the original hallmarked cover surmounted with an unusual and rare cast silver thumbpiece, realistically modelled in the form of a lion couchant. The cover is further ornamented with a band of tooled decoration to the rim accented with an applied moulded border.
The hinge is decorated with ribbed pendant drop ornamentation to the upper portion of the handpiece. This Queen Anne silver tankard is fitted with an S scroll handle ornamented with a hexagonal shaped terminal and bears the contemporary engraved initials'I L H'. The spreading foot is encircled with further bands of applied moulded decoration. 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). Imperial quart = 2 pints/1.14 litres. This antique Queen Anne silver tankard is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.
There are some surface blemishes, as to be expected in keeping with age. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and cover are all very clear; due to the location of the hallmarks the clarity can be considered excellent, in keeping with age. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
Length from back of handle to rim 19.7cm/7.8. 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 "Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard Antique Queen Anne 1704" is in sale since Wednesday, March 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cups/Goblets". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in NEWCASTLE ON TYNE, Tyne and Wear.
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