William and Mary Antique Silver Beaker


Stock: 10370

Date: 1697

Maker: William Andrews

Country: England

A rare early English silver drinking cup of tapering cylindrical form with a flared lip, central band and simple reeded...

More Below

Buy NowEnquire



A rare early English silver drinking cup of tapering cylindrical form with a flared lip, central band and simple reeded foot. Very attractive size. The lower body has the deep embossed band of acanthus leaves, a popular decoration of the period. Hand engraved to the front are owner’s initials with the date 1701.

Contains 150ml.
Weight 101g, 3.2 troy oz.
Height 7.9cm. Diameter 6.8cm.
London 1697.
Maker William Andrews.
Britannia standard silver – high purity 95.8%.

Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks. Maker’s mark “AN” ascribed to William Andrews – page 154 Jackson’s “Gold & Silver Marks”.

Britannia Standard. 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. 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.


This splendid silver beaker is in very good condition. Excellent patina. Shows minor wear commensurate with age.

Maker Information

Maker: William Andrews

William Andrews, London silversmith, either apprenticed to Daniel Goddard 1664 free 1672, or apprenticed to John East 1668. Mark entered as largeworker undated, probably 1697 on commencement of the register.

Our Guarantee

Customer satisfaction is our primary concern

All silverware on our website is checked thoroughly prior to offering it for sale and every product listing contains a condition report and details of the silver hallmarks.

All items offered on our website include:

  • Free Shipping Worldwide
  • Tracked and Insured
  • 14 day no quibble money back guarantee
  • We are accredited members of LAPADA and conform to their strict professional standards
  • We dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payments

More detailed information about deliveries, returns and how to pay is available in the Help section at the bottom of this page.

Recently Viewed Products

Keep up to date with our Latest Items and News on Early Silver