Antique William & Mary Silver Porringer 1694
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This is a wonderful and rare antique sterling silver porringer from the reign of William and Mary. It bears the makers mark RG which can be found on page 149 of Jackson’s London Goldsmiths’ Marks. It has hallmarks for London 1694.
A porringer is a small bowl, usually with a handle, used for soup, stew or similar dishes. It is amazing to contemplate just how many soups or stews have been served up in this old and rare antique silver porringer in it time.
This antique William and Mary silver porringer is in excellent condition as can be seen from the gallery of photos. Please take a few moment to look over these to see just what a delightful piece this is.
Check This Antique Silver Porringer
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
This is a very unusual and important object and we would like it to reach you in the exact same, excellent condition that it leaves us. To achieve this it will be needing expert packaging and shipping so it can be delivered safely to your location. We can supply this antique William and Mary silver porringer to nearly any destination throughout the world and we will of course organize the packaging for you. However do please contact us for a shipping quote so that we can fully understand and deal with your requirements. Please note that we deliver free of charge to mainland UK destinations.
If you are not happy with this antique silver porringer when you get it, we provide a 14-day money back guarantee in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be accountable for the return shipping fees for this antique silver porringer unless we have inaccurately labeled it in some way and you do not obtain the item as defined. You must send the item back in its initial packaging and condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 8.5 x Width 17 x Depth 10 & Weight 7 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 4 inches & Weight 0.22 kg
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 05803
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