Queen Anne Britannia standard silver caster marked for London 1709 by Simon Pantin I.
Dimensions: 23.5 cm high by 8.6 cm across the middle by 7.6 cm base diameter.
Weight: 505 grams.
Simon Pantin I was an important French Huguenot silversmith from a family of goldsmiths in Rouen. Born in about 1680 and apprenticed in 1694 to Pierre Harache, he was freed in 1701 and entered his first mark as a largeworker in 1701. Based at St Martin’s Lane, London he cultivated a wide clientele and produced many important pieces now found in major collections and museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum.