George II Silver Mug

GBP 950.00

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Object Description

A good early English silver mug of baluster shape on a spreading foot. Nice chunky style. The plain features are typical of the period. Heavy gauge silver. Excellent colour. Unusual to find “WINE” stamped on the edge of the rim. Owner’s initials “MB” hand engraved to top of handle.

Contains 450 ml.

Weight 343 grams, 11 troy ounces.

Height 11.8cm. Diameter 8.2cm (top), 8.9cm (base).

London 1746.

Maker’s mark badly struck.

Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks. Maker’s mark badly stamped.

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

In very good condition. There is a mark inside where the bottom of handle has pushed in a bit.

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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