Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Tazza
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Tazza
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Tazza
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Tazza
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Tazza
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Tazza
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Tazza
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Tazza
Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Tazza

NATHANIEL UNDERWOOD (worked from 1697)

Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Tazza

1697 London

Offered by AC Silver

£6,750 gbp
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This exceptional antique William III English Britannia* standard silver tazza has a plain circular form onto a cylindrical spreading foot.

The surface of the tazza is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved coat of arms displaying a chief with a demi-lion rampant; the lower portion of the coat of arms bears the centre punch mark, an indication that the details have not been erased.

The rim of this Britannia silver tazza is encircled with an impressive embossed gadroon decorated border.

The original foot is embellished with further embossed gadroon decoration.

This antique tazza has a fine colour and patination**.

The underside of the foot is struck with part hallmarks, as to be expected.

Such period examples in this exceptional condition are becoming increasingly scarce to the market.

* 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).

*** This coat of arms pertains to the family Weldon; there is a strong probability these arms relate to those hailing from the County of Kent.
Further detailed information available on request.

** Patination or Patina is a subtle colouration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look.

Dimensions

Diameter 21cm/8.3"

Diameter of foot 9.5cm/3.7"

Height 5.7cm/2.2"

Weight

13.1 troy ounces/407g


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This antique tazza is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition, for its type.

Full Britannia hallmarks to the surface of the tazza and part hallmarks to the underside of the foot are all very clear, in keeping with age.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.
Maker: Nathaniel Underwood

Origin: London, England

Date: 1697
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A4384 when enquiring about the piece.
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Stock Code
A4384
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique William III English Britannia standard silver tazza; part of our dining silverware collection
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The underside of the foot is struck with part hallmarks, as to be expected. Full Britannia hallmarks to the surface of the tazza and part hallmarks to the underside of the foot are all very clear, in keeping with age.
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