Early Charles II Silver Porringer
Early Charles II Silver Porringer
Early Charles II Silver Porringer
Early Charles II Silver Porringer
Early Charles II Silver Porringer
Early Charles II Silver Porringer
Early Charles II Silver Porringer
Early Charles II Silver Porringer
Early Charles II Silver Porringer

HENRY GREENWAY (worked from 1770)

Early Charles II Silver Porringer

1664 London

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A rare piece of early English antique silver. A compact size silver cup with serpent shaped side handles. The hand beaten finish is typical of this early date and is very appealing. Superb colour. The body is decorated all round with deep relief flowers and foliage, very florid, as you’d expect at this date. Weight 274 grams, 8.8 troy ounces. Diameter 10 cms. Height 9 cms. Spread 17 cms. London 1664. Very historic - this was made in the 5th year of Charles II reign after the restoration of the monarchy and 2 years before the Great Fire of London. Maker Henry Greenway
This outstanding example of early English silver is in excellent condition. Lovely patina. Good weight. Crisp, clear marks. There is no sign of damage or repair.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Stock Code
7486
Medium
Silver
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It is unusual to have a makers name for a piece of silver of this early date as there are no precise records of silver makers marks prior to 1681. All records were destroyed in the fire at Goldsmiths Hall in that year when the Assay Office and apartments of the Assayer and Clerk in the south west wing of the building were burned down. Sometimes the details of makers can be discovered from old records such as the inventories of noble houses and other institutions, which presumably was how such a long list of pieces by Henry Greenway was identified.
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