George I Octagonal Silver Caster
George I Octagonal Silver Caster
George I Octagonal Silver Caster
George I Octagonal Silver Caster
George I Octagonal Silver Caster
George I Octagonal Silver Caster
George I Octagonal Silver Caster
George I Octagonal Silver Caster
George I Octagonal Silver Caster

JOHN CHARTIER (worked 1698-c.1730)

George I Octagonal Silver Caster

1718 London England

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£2,950 gbp
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Goliath size. This is a large and very heavy antique silver castor or muffineer in the desirable octagonal shape. Britannia standard silver* 95.8 grade. Bayonet fitting. The top has panels of pierced decoration. Uninscribed. Weight 432 grams, 13.8 troy ounces. Height 21 cm. London 1718. Maker John (Jean) Chartier.
This fine antique castor is in good used condition. The body is stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks, top unmarked as is often the case at that date. Signs of old repairs inside the top of the body.
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.
*Britannia Standard silver. In 1696, so extensive had become the melting and clipping of coinage that the silversmiths were forbidden to use the sterling standard for their wares, but had to use a new higher standard, 95.8 per cent pure. New hallmarks were ordered, “the figure of a woman commonly called Britannia” and the lion’s head erased (torn off at the neck) replacing the lion passant and the leopard’s head crowned. This continued until the old standard of 92.5 per cent was restored in 1720. Britannia standard silver still continues to be produced even today
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