George II Antique Silver Mug


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Object Description

A handsome antique sterling silver mug of baluster shape on a spreading foot. Large size and nice chunky style. The plain features are typical of the period. Very heavy gauge silver and excellent colour. Hand engraved to the front is a monogram in old fashioned script contained within a decorative cartouche.

Contains 550 ml.
Weight 471 grams, 15.1 troy ounces.
Height 12.7cm. Diameter 8.2cm (top). Spread 13.2cm.
London 1743.
Maker Thomas Parr.
Sterling silver.

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

Thomas Parr, London silversmith, apprenticed to Simon Noy 1687, free 1694. Livery 1712. 1st mark entered as largeworker undated, probably 1697. 2nd mark 1717. Died c.1728 when his widow Sarah entered her own mark.

Object Literature

The term “mug” is traditionally used for a single-handed, lidless drinking vessel. 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

This mug is in very good condition. Crisp engraving.

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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