Antique Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Gilt Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon
Antique Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Gilt Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon
Antique Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Gilt Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon
Antique Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Gilt Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon
Antique Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Gilt Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon
Antique Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Gilt Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon

JOHN FURNIVALL (worked from 1697)

Antique Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Gilt Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon

1705 Exeter

Offered by AC Silver

£1,495 gbp
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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).

Dimensions

Length 20cm/7.9"
Length of handle 13.3cm/5.2"
Length of bowl 6.7cm/2.6"
Width of bowl 4.1cm/1.6"

Weight

1.7 troy ounces/54.3g

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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.
Maker: John Furnivall
Date: 1705
Origin: Exeter, England
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A8737 when enquiring about the piece.
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Dimensions
Height 20.00 cm (7.87 inches)
Width 4.10 cm (1.61 inches)
Weight 1.70oz t (52.87g)
Stock Code
A8737
Medium
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.
Signed/Inscribed
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.
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