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Antique William III Britannia Standard Silver Tazza/Centrepiece, 1697

US$10,059.35

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique William III English Britannia standard silver tazza; part of our dining silverware collection 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 on a chief a demi-lion of the first armed and langued, 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 color 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 coloration 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. Condition 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. Dimensions Diameter 21cm/8.3" Diameter of foot 9.5cm/3.7" Height 5.7cm/2.2" Weight 13.1 troy ounces/407g Maker: Nathaniel Underwood Origin: London, England Date: 1697 Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.

Details

  • Creator
    Nathaniel Underwood (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.2 in. (5.59 cm)Diameter: 8.3 in. (21.09 cm)
  • Style
    Other (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1690-1699
  • Date of Manufacture
    1697
  • Condition
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A43841stDibs: LU1200215923912

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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