Pair of Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy Boxes
Pair of Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy Boxes
Pair of Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy Boxes
Pair of Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy Boxes
Pair of Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy Boxes
Pair of Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy Boxes

SIMON PANTIN (died 1728)

Pair of Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy Boxes

1702 England

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A rare pair of antique Britannia standard* silver tea containers of heavy rectangular design and having engraved armorials and lift off lids. Weight 21 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Width 8.5 cms. Depth 5 cms. London 1702. By Simon Pantin.
*Britannia Standard. 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. 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 and is always prized.

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.
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