Queen Anne Silver Pepper
Date: Circa 1703
Maker: William Fleming
A very early antique silver kitchen pepper with ring handle. The pull off lid is geometrically pierced with line engraving....
A very early antique silver kitchen pepper with ring handle. The pull off lid is geometrically pierced with line engraving. Below are engraved the initials “R*B”. Britannia standard silver.
Weight 45 grams, 1.4 troy ounces.
Height 6 cms. Diameter of base 3.25 cms.
Marked to the side of the body with makers mark only for William Fleming (see Jacksons page 158, date entered in 1703.
*Britannia Standard silver is 95.8% pure. 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.
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: William Fleming
Willian Fleming, apprenticed to Nathaniel Lock 1688, free 1695. Mark entered as largeworker 1697. Livery 1708. Known for his cream jugs, saucepans, dredgers and miniature porringers.
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