A lovely George I Britannia silver caudle cup. Britannia silver contains a higher silver content than sterling. Hallmarked London 1722. Maker Humphrey Payne. The lower body is wrythen-lobed. The scrolled cartouche has a continuous gadrooned girdle below the rim; strawberry leaves above with shell crowning cartouche reserve. Hallmarked below the rim near handle (Grimwade #2118). The crests were engraved later. Cup is 3 1/3" high, 4 1/8" in diameter, and 6 ½" long over the handles. Weight 184 grams. Notwithstanding some thinning through the high points and a split on the bottom edge, it is a rare, 284 year old work of art by a renowned silversmith.