Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard

JOHN SMITH I (worked from c.1700)

Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Quart Tankard

1701 London

Offered by AC Silver

£9,950 gbp
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This magnificent antique William III Britannia silver tankard has a plain tapering cylindrical form onto a spreading collet style foot.

The surface of this 18th century quart tankard is embellished with an impressive engraved leaf and floral bordered coat of arms depicting party per pale to the first a chevron between three lion's heads erased and to the second a bend raguly.

The upper and lower portions of the body are encircled with bands of tooled decoration, with an applied moulded border to the upper rim.

This antique quart* tankard retains the original double stepped flat topped, hallmarked cover surmounted with an impressive volute scrolling thumbpiece.

The cover is further ornamented with a band of tooled decoration to the rim accented with an applied shaped thumbpiece to the anterior edge.

The hinge is decorated with ribbed ornamentation and retains the original pin.

This antique Britannia standard** silver tankard is fitted with an S scroll handle ornamented with a plain rounded terminal.

The spreading collet foot is encircled with a band of applied moulded decoration to the rim.

* The armourial bearings are those of the Wyndham and Penruddocke family, to commemorate the marriage of Henry Wyndham and Arundel Penruddocke on 11th September 1735.

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* Imperial quart = 2 pints/1.14 litres

** 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 from back of handle to rim 19.7cm/7.8"

Diameter of cover 12.8cm/5"

Diameter of rim 11.2cm/4.4"

Diameter of foot 13.6cm/5.4"

Height 18.5cm/7.3"

Weight

27.7 troy ounces/862g


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This antique tankard is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and to the surface of the cover, in addition to maker's mark to the handle are all very clear in keeping with age; the maker's mark to the body and cover have been overstruck with the mark of Benjamin Pyne, which was not an unusual practice.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
Maker: John Smith I

Date: 1701

Origin: London, England
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A6455 when enquiring about the piece.
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Dimensions
Height 18.50 cm (7.28 inches)
Diameter 13.60 cm (5.35 inches)
Weight 27.70oz t (861.47g)
Stock Code
A6455
Medium
A magnificent, fine and impressive antique William III English Britannia standard silver flat topped quart tankard; an addition to our range of collectable 18th century silverware
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Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and to the surface of the cover
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