Antique Queen Anne Silver Strawberry Dish
Maker: Nathaniel Lock
An early English antique silver strawberry or salad dish of circular form with a scalloped edge and shallow bowl. Britannia...
An early English antique silver strawberry or salad dish of circular form with a scalloped edge and shallow bowl. Britannia standard silver*. Superb colour. Weight 483 grams, 15.5 troy ounces. Height 3.5 cms. Diameter 23 cms. Marked on the top rim for London 1711. Maker Nathaniel Lock.
Literature: *Britannia Standard silver. In 1696, so extensive had become the melting and clipping of coinage that the silversmiths were forbidden to use the sterling standard for their wares, but had to use a new higher standard, 95.8 per cent pure. New hallmarks were ordered, “the figure of a woman commonly called Britannia” and the lion’s head erased (torn off at the neck) replacing the lion passant and the leopard’s head crowned. This continued until the old standard of 92.5 per cent was restored in 1720. Britannia standard silver still continues to be produced even today.
This rare antique dish is in very good condition with no damage or repairs. Excellent patina. Marked with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Maker: Nathaniel Lock
Nathaniel Lock, apprenticed to Roger Strickland in 1680, free 1687. First mark entered as smallworker circa 1687. 2nd, 3rd and 4th marks entered as largeworker in 1699. Died 1749.
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