George III Silver and Horn Beaker


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Object Description

An antique horn drinking cup with a solid sterling silver mount. Hand engraved monogram to the front. Good antique colour. Contains 190 ml. Height 9.3 cms. Diameter 7 cms (top), 4.7 cms (base). Makers mark only – probably for Joseph Pready. Circa 1780.

Biography – Joseph Preedy, London silversmith, apprenticed to Thomas Whipham 1765, turned over to William Plummer 1766. Free 1773. 1st mark entered as plateworker 1777. 2nd mark in partnership with William Pitts 1791; thsi partnership is assumed dissolved by 21 December 17999 when Pitts entered a mark alone. 3rd mark alone 1800.

Object Condition

This attractive horn beaker is in used condition. No restoration. The engraved monogram is crisp. Makers mark only. The silver mount moves around a bit where it has detached from the retaining pins; there is a fault in the silver adjacent to the makers mark (see photo). The horn has a couple of wear marks below the rim and has a couple of surface frits around the base, all shown in the bottom photo. The cup leaks a bit from the bottom – decorative use only, good for putting pens in.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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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