A late 17th century antique sterling silver muffineer in the traditional lighthouse design with a bayonet fitting, so typical of these very early casters. This lovely castor is of heavy quality and feels good in the hand. The base is plain styled with fluted borders, the top is simply pierced, the holes are quite large as crushed loaf sugar was still in use at this early date. Unengraved. Weight 310 grams, 9.9 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Diameter of base 8.5 cms. London 1690. Makers mark for Thomas Brydon (overstruck) – see Jacksons page 148, bottom mark.