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DESCRIPTION

George I Britannia standard silver caster, the plain pyriform body on a low, circular, ring decorated foot, the pull-off cover with intricate pierced decoration accentuated by engraving and a large cast baluster knop finial.

SILVERSMITH

Samuel Welder, a specialist caster maker.

DATE or HALLMARK

1720, fully marked to base and cover flange correctly just part marked with the lion's head erased.

ASSAY OFFICE

London

WEIGHT in GRAMS

130

HEIGHT in INCHES

5 +

SILVER STANDARD

.9584 Britannia standard silver

OVERALL CONDITION

excellent. Substantial silver throughout and surprisingly original. Slight bumps to cover and the engraved line decoration is partly rubbed. No thin spots at all but I would expect such as piece to bear an engraving so I suspect an erasure to the body although none is apparent. The vertical and horizontal dark bands around the girdle and foot are reflections only, the metal is a good colour throughout and with no firestain.
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