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Grant Macdonald Sterling Silver Wine Taster - King Edgar the Peaceful, 1000 Years of English Monarchy, 973-1973     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11076
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1973
Silversmith: Grant Macdonald
Place: London
Price: $ 350.00
Weight: 136 grams
Dimensions: 8.5 cm diameter, 3.7 cm height
Condition: Excellent.

Description: An interesting sterling silver wine taster, made to commemorate 1000 years of English Monarchy between 973 and 1973. The taster is circular, set with a cast replica coin featuring King Edgar the Peaceful, with inscription "EADGARRE" between two maltese crosses, and head and shoulders of the King. The taster also has a fabulous cast silver handle, rectangular in shape with circular cut away, the handle is textured with a sun ray pattern, both top, bottom and sides, this has a lovely feel in the hand. The taster also has a circular foot, and engraved crown above 1000 and the dates 973-1973. It is a good weight and size, it holds 175 millilitres, so is a good size. King Edgar the Peaceful was crowned at Bath in 973, it was the first British coronation ceremony, other British Kings pledged allegiance. He strove successfully to unite the English and Danes, he also recalled St Dunstan from exile and made him Archbishop of Canterbury. The hallmarks are clear, including makers mark GGM, thers is slight wear to the first G. Grant Macdonald is one of the 50 Leading Designer Silversmiths featured in the book "Designer British Silver, 1930-1985" by Andrew & Styles pages 312-319, a book we highly recommend. He was Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in 2008, his court cup (page 313) is one of our favourite silver items. Grant Macdonald is today one of London's most successful silversmiths, he employs over 20 staff, and exports 93% of his output, mostly luxury gifts for the Middle East market (see www.grantmacdonald.com). He produces silver for Aston Martin (retailed in Harrod's Luxury rooms), he also made the silver casket presented to Nelson Mandela (Freedom of the City of London). He has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise, International Trade and has a Royal Warrant from HRH Prince of Wales. The Pearson Collection (www.pearsonsilvercollection.com) has 6 items made by Grant Macdonald.
Grant Macdonald Sterling Silver Wine Taster - King Edgar the Peaceful, 1000 Years of English Monarchy, 973-1973
Grant Macdonald sterling silver wine taster - king edgar the peaceful

Grant Macdonald Sterling Silver Wine Taster - King Edgar the Peaceful, 1000 Years of English Monarchy, 973-1973
King Edgar Eadgarre coin

Grant Macdonald Sterling Silver Wine Taster - King Edgar the Peaceful, 1000 Years of English Monarchy, 973-1973
Grant Macdonald Silversmith

Grant Macdonald Sterling Silver Wine Taster - King Edgar the Peaceful, 1000 Years of English Monarchy, 973-1973
eadgarre - king edgar the peaceful - silver coin

Grant Macdonald Sterling Silver Wine Taster - King Edgar the Peaceful, 1000 Years of English Monarchy, 973-1973
1000, 973-1973, 1000 years of english monarchy

Grant Macdonald Sterling Silver Wine Taster - King Edgar the Peaceful, 1000 Years of English Monarchy, 973-1973
Base of sterling silver wine taster

Grant Macdonald Sterling Silver Wine Taster - King Edgar the Peaceful, 1000 Years of English Monarchy, 973-1973
Grant macdonald london silver hallmarks

Grant Macdonald Sterling Silver Wine Taster - King Edgar the Peaceful, 1000 Years of English Monarchy, 973-1973
silver coin wine taster - scale

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