Books, Maps and Photographs. China, Ceramics and Glass. Tel: +44 (0) 1752 221443, or visit us at: Parade Antiques, 27 New Street, Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2NB. George I Britannia Silver Sugar Caster London 1720. A very fine condition George I Britannia Silver Sugar Caster which has Hallmarks for London 1720. Britannia Silver has a higher Silver content (958) than Sterling (925) and was brought in in 1696 because of the melting of coinage of the realm. Silversmiths were forbidden from using Sterling Silver. The new Hallmarks included Britannia and a lion’s head with neck. An increase in complaints by Silversmiths caused Sterling to be reinstated in 1720. The short period that the laws existed make Britannia Silver very desirable. There is a slight dent on the base edge, but this does not detract from the beauty of this exceptional item that is in the whole in excellent condition. Height: 16.5cm Diameter: 6.5cm Weight: 215g. _gsrx_vers_566 GS 6.7.1 (566). The item “George I Britannia Silver Sugar Caster London 1720″ is in sale since Friday, April 11, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Salt & Pepper Cellars/Shakers”. The seller is “paradeantiques_online” and is located in Plymouth. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Solid Silver
- Age: Pre-1800
- Product: Sugar Caster
- Maker: Unknown
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