George II Antique Silver Mug


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Object Description

A first class half pint antique silver mug with an attractive bellied shape. Smaller size, perfect for a baby gift. Excellent gauge silver and good weight.

Contains 280ml.
Weight 256 grams, 8.2 troy ounces.
Height 9.3cm. Diameter 6.9cm.
London 1740.
Maker Richard Bayley.
Sterling silver.
18th century.

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

Maker: Richard Bayley

Richard Bayley was apprenticed to Charles Overing in 1699 and turned over to John Gibbons in 1704. Free 1706. First mark entered in 1708 at Foster Lane, London, 2nd mark 1720, third mark 1732. Warden of the Goldsmiths Company 1746-8. Prime warden 1751*. He was known for his good plain hollow-ware such as tankards, jugs, tea and coffee pots.

His son, Richard, was apprenticed to Samuel Spindler in 1713.

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Object Literature

The term “Mug” is traditionally used for a single-handed, lidless drinking vessel and these are nearly all of either pint or half pint capacity. They are rarely found as early as tankards, the first ones being circa 1680. Nowadays mugs are often referred to as “tankards”.

Object Condition

This nice little mug is in very good condition.

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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