Charles II Silver Porringer

GBP 1,875.00

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Object Description

A rare early English silver porringer of small size having 2 side handles and belly shape. Lovely original hand beaten finish.

Weight 69 grams, 2.2 troy ounces.
Height 5.5 cms. Diameter 6 cms.
London 1673.
Maker IC*.
Sterling silver

Marks. Stamped with a full set of good clear silver hallmarks although the makers mark and date letter are not fully stamped. The maker IC is listed in Jacksons (see photo)*.

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Object Literature

* It is unusual to have a makers name for a piece of silver of this early date as there are no precise records of silver makers marks prior to 1681. All records were destroyed in the fire at Goldsmiths Hall in that year when the Assay Office and apartments of the Assayer and Clerk in the south west wing of the building were burned down. Sometimes the details of makers can be discovered from old records such as the inventories of noble houses and other institutions.

Object Condition

This charming little 17th century silver cup is in very good condition with no apparent damage or restoration. Excellent colour and hand beaten finish. Moderate signs of wear commensurate with age.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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