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The plain body of the caster is encircled with an applied girdle and embellished with an impressive contemporary bright cut engraved scrolling leaf bordered cartouche incorporating a coat of arms depicting a chevron between three stags passant.
The caster is fitted with the original hallmarked detachable bayonet style cover embellished with pierced and engraved stylised floral spray ornamentation accented with floral buds.
The domed upper portion of the cover is ornamented with a pierced and applied scrolling lobed design, surmounted with an impressive knopped lobed silver finial.
The rim of the cover and the foot are encompassed with an applied gadroon style border below a band of scalloped 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).
Height to top of finial 18.5cm/7.3"
Diameter of body 6cm/2.4"
Diameter of cover 6.8cm/2.7"
Diameter of foot 7.7cm/3"
10.8 troy ounces/337g
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The applied decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.
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Origin: London, England
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear