ENGLISH MASSIVE STERLING SILVER GEORGAIN CASTOR. MADE BY THOMAS WALLACE 1773. This is by far the largest and most impeccable silver castor I have ever owned. An absolutely splendid example of English silver in prefect condition.
All original with no Victorian after decoration including original owners crest. Just to show how large this castor is I put one of my regular size Georgian castors (Robert Peaston) next to it in one of the pictures so one can appreciate its size.A classic Georgian castor of octagonal tapered baluster design, standing 9 inches tall, and 4 inches at its widest. The matching top with alternating panels of scrolled cut outs and cross hatch pattern with smaller holes fits perfectly into the base that is seated atop a sloped stepped circular base.
A ball and bell shaped finial completes the castor. Made from a thick gouge of silver weighing 440 grams (14.5oz) Clearly punched with the makers mark of T pellet W within a rectangle for Thomas Wallace, Lion passant for assayed English sterling, leopard's head with crown for London and date letter of olde English "S" for 1773. Top fits snug and removes easily. Easily one of the largest and nicest condition Georgian sugar castors available today!
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