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Britannia Standard Silver Brandy Warmer
- This Britannia standard silver pot was specially designed to warm brandy
- The process releases the different flavors and aromas from the luxury spirit
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A 1697 Act of Parliament introduced the Britannia standard of silver to prevent British sterling. . .
A 1697 Act of Parliament introduced the Britannia standard of silver to prevent British sterling coins from being melted to create silver plate when demand for domestic silver rose after the English Civil War. Britannia silver, indicated by the newly ordered Britannia hallmark, required a higher purity of 95.8% silver, as opposed to sterling silver, which is made of 92.5%. The standard remained compulsory only until 1720, when sterling silver was again approved for use by silversmiths, making Britannia pieces like these some of the rarest and most sought-after silver items on the market today.
Hallmarked London, 1717
9 1/2" length x 3 3/4" deep x 4" high
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