Gorgeous Very Rare Queen Anne Rat-tail Britannia Silver Serving Spoon 1713 66grm For Sale
FOR sale TODAY I AM DELIGHTED TO OFFER THIS VERY RARE QUEEN ANN BRITANNIA STANDARD SILVER SERVING SPOON IN THE RAT-TAIL PATTERN. IT WAS MADE BY THE FINE AND WELL KNOWN SPOON MAKER LAWRENCE JONES AND IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. QUEEN ANNE BRITANNIA STANDARD SILVER IS VERY RARE AND EXTREMELY COLLECTIBLE, WITH GOOD HALLMARKS, VERY GOOD CONDITION AND A GOOD MAKER, MAKES THIS SPOON QUITE A VALUABLE PIECE. IT HAS SOME SURFACE MARKS AND A COUPLE OF VERY VERY TINY BRUISES TO THE BOWL, BUT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT ALL, AND FOR A PIECE OF SILVER THAT IS 300 YEARS OLD ALSO, SO JUST MENTIONING FOR ACCURACY. THE HANDLE IS STRAIGHT AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND THE BOWL IS ALSO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO DAMAGE OR KINKS TO THE RIM, AND MAYBE JUST VERY LITTLE RUBBING TO THE TIP OF THE BOWL, BUT NOT TOO SURE, AND JUST MENTIONING FOR ACCURACY AGAIN AND NOTHING AT ALL REALLY. THE BEAUTIFUL RAT-TAIL DROP AT THE BACK OF THE BOWL IS SO PROMINENT AND STRONG WITH NO RUBBING TO IT AT ALL..IT REALLY IS BEAUTIFULLY MADE AND IN AMAZING CONDITION, AND THE HALLMARKS ARE VERY GOOD INDEED. I DID A LITTLE RESEARCH TO COMPARE THE CONDITION AND HALLMARKS OF THE SPOON TO OTHER ONES ON THE NET, AND THIS ONE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION IN COMPARISON TO A LOT OF THEM, AND I COULDN'T FIND ANY ON HERE APART FROM DIFFERENT STYLE ONES. IT HAS PERIOD INITIALS ON THE TERMINAL OF "K*W" AND IT ALSO HAS AN EMBLEM OF WHAT LOOKS LIKE A GAME BIRD OR BIRD OF PRAY, WHICH IS A NICE TOUCH. THE HALLMARKS ARE THE MAKERS MARKS "JO" WITH A SMALL CROWNED CARTOUCHE, FOR THE EXCELLENT SPOON MAKER LAWRENCE JONES, THIS IS A LITTLE RUBBED, THEN THERE IS THE SOUGHT AFTER BRITANNIA MARK AND LIONS HEAD ERASED MARK, AND THESE ARE FOR BRITANNIA STANDARD SILVER WHICH WAS INTRODUCED BY PARLIAMENT IN 1697, TO REPLACE STERLING SILVER. BRITANNIA STANDARD WAS 95.84% PURE SILVER AS OPPOSED TO 92.5% FOR STERLING SILVER. THESE TWO MARKS ARE VERY NICELY STRUCK AND CLEAR. THEN THE DATE LETTER WHICH AT THE TIME, THE CYCLE WAS IN FANCIFUL STYLIZED LETTERS, AND THIS I THINK IS AN S, BUT IT IS QUITE CLEAR AND IT IS THE LAST YEAR OF QUEEN ANNES REIGN. THE SPOON MEASURES 20 CENTIMETERS ACROSS, AND THE BOWL IS 7.5 CENTIMETERS ACROSS BY JUST OVER 4 CENTIMETERS AT ITS WIDEST. THE SPOON WEIGHS A HEAVY 66.7 GRAMS. A VERY RARE AND SOUGHT AFTER PIECE, MADE BY A GOOD MAKER AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. be selling some very rare and interesting i tems in the weeks to come, including silver items by famous makers such as Nathaniel Mills Sampson Mordan Samuel Pemberton George Unite etc...also gold items, gold vestas and pocket watches, Victorian and Edwardian jewellery, Georgian silver,rare provincial silverand many moreother lovely items that I have collected over the last 20years or so, so add me to your saved sellers list to keep track of any new listings.
UPON WINNING YOUR offer YOU MUST MAKE PAYMENTS WITHIN3 DAYS. I ACCEPT PAYPAL, CHEQUE OR BANKERS DRAFT.BUYER TO PAY ALL POSTAGE COSTSAND ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED NO LATER THAN3 DAYS UPON CLEARANCE OF PAYMENT. OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASECONTACT ME FOR POSTAGE COSTS. I HAVE 100% POSITIVE response SO offer WITH CONFIDENCE!
DOMESTIC POSTAGE DELIVERY TO THE U.K. FOR ITEMS OVER £40.00, WILL BE MADE BY ROYAL MAIL NEXT DAY SPECIAL DELIVERY, WHICH INCLUDES INSURANCE.(IUSUALLY DISCOUNT FOR SPECIAL DELIVERY BY ONE OR TWO POUNDS).UNDER £40.00 WILL BE FIRST CLASS OR RECORDED WHICH ALSO COVERS INSURANCE FOR THIS AMOUNT, AND SAVES POSTAGE FOR WINNING buyers. I WILL ALSO COMBINE POSTAGE COSTSFOR TWO OR MORE PURCHASES AS TO SAVE BUYER ON SHIPPING COSTS.
I describe all my items accurately,my images are veryclear good quality close-ups, and are of the actual items you are offerding on. I also pack the items very well soas to make sure there are no damages in transit. Also,do bare in mind that most of the items that I will be listing are antique, or at the very least have some age to them, so it goes without saying that theremight be some withsigns of wear to them,to a small degree, like lightsurface scratches. Any questions or queries about an item, dont hesitate to contact me throughthe "ask seller a question" tab. Thanks for your interestand good luck with your offers!
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