Charles Adam, London, 1707



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; marked to body and lid -

maker’s mark and lion's head erased on lid pierced through but quite legible


Note :

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.


 Three similar Charles Adam casters have been sold through this gallery (See Below)


Condition : Imperfections as listed below; yet a very good 300 year old caster for table use :

interior of cover with horizontal line visible (seen in other casters, so possibly a construction line);
small silver solder reinforcement on the inner lip rim (not visible on the outer surface);
repair and minor bend to the cover top and one bayonet (shown below);

probable crest removal to body; minor small scuffs and spots appropriate to age and usage;

priced very affordably, accordingly to imperfections


6” High /  4.5 oz.





















Lines in footrim interior are construction tool marks and not a repair



See Also :





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, c1705-10

Crest of a griffin’s head erased sa., guttee-d’or (drops of gold),

for Jackman or Jackaman


Queen Anne Britannia Silver Sugar Caster, Charles Adam,1709

Crest of a sword & key in saltier

(Bone, Boun, Bounn,

Burgin, Dunbar, Heald, Johnson, Terell


Also See :



Left to Right (Each title and image linked to full page) :


George III Silver Caster, George Gray, London 1779
George III Silver Caster, Samuel Wood, London, 1767
Pair of George II Silver Trencher Salts, Edward Wood, London, 1730
Queen Anne Britannia Silver Caster, Charles Adam, London, 1707





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  Queen Anne Britannia Silver Caster, Charles Adam, 1707, London