Queen Anne silver dinner plate with Clan MacPherson crest London 1710. Hallmarked in London for Jean Chartier (registered from 1702) Period : Queen Anne Origin : London England Decoration : Scalloped border with gadrooned rim Size : Height 2cm, diameter 24.3cm Condition : Pin prick mark to the centre of the plate Restoration : Professionally polished Weight : 537 grams (17.26 troy). A fine quality Queen Anne solid silver plate carrying the crest of the McPherson Clan. Old scratch weight on underside of plate. The makers mark and assay office are legible, the date letter is rubbed.Jean Chartier a naturalised Hugenot was made a freeman of the Goldsmiths Company in 1698 and was registered as a "Largeworker". The antibiotic and antibacterial properties of silver have been widely exploited in the medical profession. We doubt that the Clan MacPherson were aware of this. They were notorious jacobites and members of the clan supported both major uprisings. I have been involved in the antiques business since 1971. My career took a leap forward when I joined Bonhams in 1976. Some five years later I became head of the Decorative Arts department.
The item "Queen Anne Silver Dinner Plate London c. 1710" is in sale since Monday, March 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Plates/Platters/Trays". The seller is "eric-knowles-the-hoard" and is located in High Wycombe. This item can be shipped worldwide.