Charles Adam, London, c1705-10 (date mark rubbed)




Lid marks pierced through, but showing above the upside down A for Adams, and Leopard's Head Erased


Of baluster form with applied central girdle, the domed pierced cover with a bayonet lock, the piercing of two different designs on two planes, knop finial, raised on a domed circular foot, bearing the later crest of a griffin’s head erased sa., guttee-d’or (drops of gold), for Jackman or Jackaman (Fairbairn’s 293.15)


Note :

Although the date marks are rubbed, the pierced decoration on two planes is distinctive to the Queen Anne period casters, c1705-10. Charles Adam is the best known caster maker of this period and form. Adam was apprenticed to Francis Archbold in 1682, free 1689, his first and only mark registered 1703.  Castor maker Thomas Bamford was apprenticed to Adam in 1703. No date is given for Adam’s retirement (which he apparently did prior to his death), or for his death.


 An identical Charles Adam caster of slightly larger size, dated 1709, sold through this gallery :



Condition : Excellent; with small silver solder reinforcement beneath the finial (none visible on the outer surface); minor superficial scratch on side; maker’s mark on lid pierced through but visible; no evidence of erasure below later crest


6-3/8” High /  4.8 oz.






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Also See :


Queen Anne Britannia Silver Caster

Charles Adam, London, 1712

Verso with scratched initials

F over S*M

6.75” High / 6.2 oz.

Queen  Anne Britannia Silver Sugar Caster,

Charles Adam,1709

Crest of a sword & key in saltier

(Bone, Boun, Bounn,

Burgin, Dunbar, Heald, Johnson, Terell)


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Queen Anne Britannia Standard Sugar Caster, Charles Adam, London, 1705