George II Antique Silver Mug

GBP 950.00

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Object Description

A plain antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with a shaped scroll handle with acanthus mount. Excellent quality. Good gauge silver and patina.

Contains 450 ml.
Weight 327 grams, 10.5 troy ounces.
Height 12cm. Spread 12.2cm. Diameter 7.9cm.
London 1746.
Maker Robert Albin Cox.
Sterling silver

Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks.

Robert Albin Cox, apprenticed to Humphrey Payne 1745, turned over to John Payne 1750, free 1752. First mark, as largeworker, 1752. Second mark 1758. Third mark 1759. Elected to the livery 1791, prime warden 1880. Died 1826. Arthur Grimwade notes that due to Cox’s apparent longevity it’s likely he had a son with the same name.

Object Literature

The term “mug” is traditionally used for a single-handed, lidless drinking vessel although these are often known as “tankards”. They are nearly all of either pint or half pint capacity. Antique silver mugs are very rarely found as early as tankards, the earliest seeming to date from about 1680

Object Condition

In very good condition. Lovely colour.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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