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The term "mug" is traditionally used for a single-handed, lidless drinking vessel. They are nearly all of either pint or half pint capacity. Mugs are very rarely found as early as tankards, the earliest seeming to date from about 1680

Early Silver Mugs - pre 1760

7496. Large George I Silver Mug

An impressive early English silver tankard with straight sides and plain form. Britannia standard silver. Lovely hand beaten finish. Unusual large size. Good proportions and excellent colour. Contains 2 pints. Weight 525 grams, 16.8 troy ounces. Height 14 cms. Diameter of top 10.5 cms.  London 1715. Maker mark rubbed.

Price £2,650 - click on photo for more images

7473. Rare Charles II Provincial Silver Mug

Exceptionally rare York mug. A large antique 17th Century sterling silver mug of tapering cylindrical form with a reed border and large scroll handle engraved with the initials "FL WM". Superb condition and patina. Lovely hand beaten finish. Contains 850 ml. Weight 395 grams, 12.7 troy ounces. Height 11.8cm. Diameter 11.5cm (top). 17 cms (base). Excellent deep punches. York 1683. Maker Marmeduke Best.

Price £5,950 SOLD

7460. George II Silver Mug by Paul de Lamerie

An excellent antique sterling silver tankard by this important and sought after Huguenot silversmith. With the plain style typical of this date this mug has an attractive baluster shape on a spreading foot and has a simple S scroll handle with acanthus leaf. Strong form and excellent quality just as you’d expect. To the front there is a contemporary hand engraved armorial. Excellent patina. Heavy gauge silver. Contains 300 ml. Weight 318 grams, 10.2 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Diameter of top 9 cms. Sterling silver. London 1737. Maker Paul de Lamerie.

Price £6,350 - click on photo for more images

7425. William III Silver Mug

A rare early antique sterling silver tankard with straight sides and a simple strap handle with a beaded rat tail. Decorated with bands of reed to the top and a band of hand engraved stars/fleur de lys over an embossed fluted panel to the lower body. Excellent colour. To the front is an engraved monogram.  Height 9.5 cms. Diameter 9.0 cms (base). Contains 450 ml, ¾ pint. Weight 224 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. London 1694. Maker HO see Jacksons Page 147.

Price £2,950 - click on photo for more images

7346. Queen Anne Silver Mug

A handsome early English silver mug of plain straight sided form with banding. Britannia standard silver. Excellent colour. Uninscribed. A nice detail is the decorative ribbed spine to the top of the handle. Contains 650 ml. Weight 374 grams, 12 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. London 1708. Maker John Hodson.

Price £1,950 SOLD

7281. George II Silver Mug by Paul de Lamerie

An excellent antique sterling silver tankard by this important and sought after Huguenot silversmith. With the plain style typical of this date this mug has an attractive baluster shape on a spreading foot and has a simple S scroll handle. Large size, good gauge silver and lovely patina. Weight 388 grams, 12.4 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Diameter 8.2 cms (top), 9.4 cms (base). London 1735. Maker Paul de Lamerie.

Price £6,750 SOLD

6937. George I Silver Mug

A rare early silver drinking mug with globular form with a raised collar and simple strap handle. This shape was the earliest form of drinking mug made in England, introduced in circa 1680, and from 1700 onwards this style started to be superceded by other more familiar forms. Hand engraved to the front there is a crest of a dog within an elaborate contemporary cartouche. Weight 124 grams, 3.9 troy ounces. Height 9 cms. Spread 13 cms. Britannia standard silver. London 1720. Maker Christopher Gerrard.

Price £SOLD

6772. George II Silver Mug

A handsome antique sterling silver tankard of good size and weight. Plain baluster shape, almost straight sided, with a simple scroll handle. Excellent colour. Weight 337 grams, 10.8 troy ounces. Contains 1 pint. Height 11.5 cms. Diameter at top 9 cms. London 1729. Maker Richard Bayley.

Price £1,375 SOLD

6457. Charles II Silver Cup

A delightful early English antique silver mug or drinking cup. Simple tapering sides and scroll handle. To the front there is a contemporary intertwined monogram engraved within a decorative cartouche. Engraved to the handle there are two initials. Excellent condition and colour. Weight 96 grams, 3.0 troy ounces. Height 6.5 cms. Diameter of top 7 cms, base 5.5 cms. London hallmarks for either 1661 or 1673. Maker T.C (page 133 Jacksons).

Price £2,750 - click on photo for more images

 

 

 

5815. Queen Anne Silver Mug

An excellent antique Britannia standard silver drinking tankard with banding and the typical ribbed decoration of the period. Gilt interior. The handle has prettily engraved leaf detail and has the trace of a mark. Engraved to the front is a later crest and monogram. Weight 369 grams, 11.8 troy ounces. Height 11 cms. Diameter of top 8 cms. Contains 1 pint. London 1710. Maker John Laughton II.

Price £1,650 - click on photo for more images

Georgian Silver Mugs

7490. George III Silver Mug

A handsome antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with scroll handle with acanthus leaf. Excellent plain style. Uninscribed. Contains 550 ml. Weight 370 grams, 11.9 troy ounces. Height 13.5 cms. Diameter of top 8 cms. London 1766. Maker William & John Deane.

Price £ SOLD

7405. George III Silver Mug

A handsome antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with scroll handle capped by an acanthus leaf. Excellent plain style. With a hand engraved crest to the front. Contains 550 ml. Good gauge silver. Unusually heavy weight 421 grams, 13.5 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Diameter of top 8.5 cms. London 1765. Maker Walter Brind.

Price £795 SOLD

7402. George III Silver Mug

A charming antique sterling silver drinking tankard of baluster shape and having shaped scroll handle. With a pretty embossed decoration, deeply chased, of a farmyard scene with birds and trees. To the front there is an empty cartouche (uninscribed). Weight 334 grams, 10.7 troy ounces. Contains 450 ml. Height 13 cms. Diameter of top 7.3 cms. London 1768. Maker John King.

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7376. Georgian Silver Mug

A handsome antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with scroll handle. Excellent plain style. Uninscribed. Contains 500 ml. Weight 302 grams, 9.7 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Diameter of top 8 cms. London 1768. Maker Thomas Wallis I.

Price £750 SOLD

7375. Georgian Silver Mug by Hester Bateman

A handsome antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with scroll handle. Excellent plain classical style typical of this sought after English lady silversmith. Uninscribed. Contains 1 pint. Weight 389  grams, 12.5 troy ounces. Height 13.5 cms. Diameter of top 8 cms. London 1790. Maker Hester Bateman.

Price £1,695 - click on photo for more images

7340. George III Silver Mug

A good antique sterling silver mug of plain straight sided design with a simple scroll handle. To the front is a hand engraved crest. Excellent colour. Contains 500 ml. Weight 346 grams, 11.1 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. London 1780. Maker William Café II.

Price £750 - click on photo for more images

7311. George III Silver Mug

A classic style antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with a cast scroll handle with an acanthus leaf at the top. Smaller size. Plain style. Good colour. Weight 200 grams, 6.4 troy ounces. Contains 165 ml. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter 5.7 cms. London 1772. Maker W & J Priest.

Price £485 - click on photo for more images

7204. Georgian Silver Mug

A handsome antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with scroll handle. Excellent plain style. Uninscribed. Contains 1 pint. Weight 360 grams, 11.5 troy ounces. Height 12.5 cms. London 1814. Maker Peter and Ann Bateman.

Price £750 SOLD

7203. Large George III Silver Mug

An impressive antique sterling silver tankard with baluster form on a spreading foot. The broad curved handle has strapwork decoration to the top, a geometric tail piece at the bottom and hand engraved initials. Unusual large size. Good proportions and excellent colour. Contains 950 ml. Weight 550 grams, 17.1 troy ounces. Height 15 cms. London 1774. Maker William Grundy.

Price £1,250 - click on photo for more images

7053. Georgian Silver Mug

A handsome antique sterling silver mug with plain style and bands of concentric lines around the body (coopered decoration). Weight 339 grams, 10.9 troy ounces. Contains 450 ml. Height 11 cms. Diameter of top 8 cms.

London 1802. Maker probably Alexander Field.

Price £765 SOLD

6868. George III Silver Mug

An antique sterling silver drinking tankard of baluster shape and having shaped scroll handle. With pretty embossed decoration deeply chased with flowers and leaves. To the front there is a hand engraved crest. Gilt interior. Weight 320 grams, 10.2 troy ounces. Height 13.5 cms. Contains 1 pint. London 1797. Maker AB.

Price £675 - click on photo for more images

6781. George III Silver Mug

A classic style antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with a cast scroll handle. Smaller size. Plain style. Good colour. Weight 162 grams, 5.2 troy ounces. Contains 200 ml. Height 9 cms. Diameter 6 cms. London 1772. Maker W & J Priest.

Price £575 SOLD

5226. George III Silver Mug

A small antique sterling silver mug of plain baluster design and having an engraved monogram to the front. Weight 226 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Diameter 6.5 cms. Contains 225 ml. London 1777. Maker James King.

Price £495 - click on photo for more images

Victorian Silver Mugs

7374. Victorian Silver Mug

An antique sterling silver drinking tankard of baluster shape and having shaped scroll handle. With pretty embossed decoration deeply chased with flowers and leaves. To the front there is a blank cartouche. Weight 310 grams, 9.9 troy ounces. Height 13.5 cms. Contains 1 pint. London 1877. Maker Henry William Curry.

Price £585 - click on photo for more images

6777. Antique Colonial Silver Mug

A very pretty antique silver mug having embossed flowers, leaves and scrolls with additional engraved highlights. With a cast scroll handle and applied feet. Traces of the original gilt interior. To the front there is an engraved crest and initials in old fashioned script. Contains 350 ml. Weight 205 grams, 6.5 troy ounces. Height 10 cms (12 cms to top of handle). Marked underneath “L & Co”. Possibly colonial Indian or Chinese. Circa 1880.

Price £550 - click on photo for more images

6146. Antique Chinese Silver Mug

A delightful antique silver mug of plain form and having a simple curled handle. Very pretty shape. Weight 188 grams, 6 troy ounces. Diameter 6 cms (top), 5 cms (base). Contains 250 ml. Marked around the base with chinese characters and makers initials CS. Chinese. Circa 1840.

Price £675 - click on photo for more images

5326. Antique Italian Silver Mug

A handsome antique Venetian silver mug with simple plain styling. Weight 374 grams, 12 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms, 12 cms to top of handle. Diameter 9 cms. Stamped with Italian silver marks for Venice. Circa 1820.

Price £685 - click on photo for more images

Vintage Silver Mugs

7313. Vintage Silver Mug

A handsome Georgian style sterling silver mug of baluster form with a simple scroll handle. Excellent plain style. Uninscribed. Contains 500 cl. Weight 346 grams, 11.1 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Spread 13.5 cms. Diameter 8.7 cms. London 1923. Maker Atkin Brothers.

Price £495 SOLD

Silver Christening Cups, Silver Childs Cups

7089. Victorian Silver Christening Mug by Elkington

A delightful antique sterling silver mug with embossed decoration of children and putti. Fantastic quality, even the handle is in the form of a putti, and there are face masks around the base. To the front is an ornamental cartouche (uninscribed). Original interior gilding. No detail has been spared in the manufacture and the mug even has a double skin so that the embossed detail is hidden on the inside. Weight 341 grams, 10.9 troy ounces. Height 9.50 cms. Diameter 8 cms. Birmingham 1875. Maker Frederick Elkington.

Price £650 SOLD

6774. Art Deco Silver Childs Mug

A stylish vintage silver christening mug of plain form with a quirky engraved design to the front. Lovely art deco geometric shape. Weight 180 grams, 5.7 troy ounces. Contains 250 ml. Height 180 cms. Diameter 7 cms. Sheffield 1938. By Harrods.

Price £395 - click on photo for more images

6710. Victorian Silver Christening Mug

A pretty little antique sterling silver babys mug with all over engraved fern, birds and butterfly decoration. Uninscribed. Original gilt inside. Weight 143 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 8.5 cms. Diameter of top 7 cms. Contains 1/2 pint. London 1874. Maker H J Lias & Son.

Price £345 SOLD

6510. Victorian Silver Christening Mug

A very pretty antique sterling silver mug with a cast decorative foot. Lovely deep chased decoration of flowers, scrolls and leaves. Weight 140 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 8 cms. Diameter 7.5 cms. Contains 200 ml. London 1859. Maker A B Savory & Sons.

Price £445 - click on photo for more images

 

6390. Antique Silver Childs Beaker with Nursery Rhyme Characters

A charming sterling silver cup with engraved decoration. To the front there’s Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall and on the other sides Little Boy Blue, Witch on a Flying Broomstick and Itsy Bitsy Spider. Weight 94 grams. 3 troy ounces. Height 7.5 cms. Diameter of top 6 cms. Birmingham 1921. Maker Adie Brothers Ltd.

Price £375 - click on photo for more images

6328. Victorian Silver Christening Mug

A good quality antique sterling silver childs cup. Classic plain style with half fluted body and acanthus leaf decoration to the handle. Weight 117 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 8.5 cms. Diameter of top 6.5 cms. Contains 200 ml. London 1896. Maker James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler.

Price £285 - click on photo for more images

5514. Victorian Silver Mug

An usual plain design antique sterling silver mug. Weight 229 grams, 7.3 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter 8.5 cms. Contains 350 ml. Birmingham 1875.

Price £345 - click on photo for more images

The term "tankard" is traditionally used for a single handed drinking vessel with a lid. Tankards are usually much bigger than mugs and sometimes have a quart capacity. The earliest date at which the familiar shaped tankard occurs is circa 1640 although these are exceeding rare.
Early Lidded Tankards - pre 1740

6985. Antique Silver Danish Tankard

Of Jewish interest. An unusual antique silver miniature tankard with hinged lid and shaped handle. The lid and body are chased with fruit, scrolls and foliage. There is a coin inset in the lid with Hebrew and Latin writing (see photo). Marked underneath with Danish silver stamps. Circa 1720.

Price £1,750 SOLD

6979. Charles II Silver Lidded Tankard

An excellent early English silver flat top lidded tankard in sterling silver with a scroll handle having a decorative thumb piece. Good patina. Lovely plain design and hand beaten silver. Weight 876 grams, 28.1 troy ounces. Height 17 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 13 cms (of base). Fully marked on lid and base, makers mark on the handle. London 1676. Maker’s mark HB conjoined, mullet below – see Jacksons page 129.

Price £7,850 SOLD

 

 

6977. Charles II Silver Lidded Tankard

An early English sterling silver flat lidded tankard with the ribbed and engraved decoration popular at the end of the 17th century. Very large and impressive. To the front there is an engraved armorial within a large cartouche with plumage style decoration. Weight 1057 grams, 33.9 troy ounces. Contains 3 pints. Height 19 cms. Spread 24 cms. Diameter of top 13.5 cms. London 1678. Maker John Sutton.

Price £7,500 - click on photo for more images

 

6681. Charles II Silver Lidded Tankard

A rare early English silver flat top lidded tankard in sterling silver with a scroll handle having a decorative thumb piece. An excellent example of early hand beaten silver with lots of character. Weight 1019 grams, 32.7 troy ounces. Height 19 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 12 (inside top), 14 cms (base). London 1668. Maker GD (see Jacksons page 117), possibly George Day. Fully marked on lid and base, makers mark on the handle.

Price £7,950 SOLD

 

5877. George I Silver Lidded Tankard

An unusual small size antique silver tankard with hinged lid. Britannia standard silver. Quirky handle with tall thumb piece, large knuckled hinge and geometric tail piece at the bottom. Weight 542 grams, 17.4 troy ounces. Height (to top of thumb piece) 15.5 cms. Diameter – base 11 cms, top 10.5 cms. London 1715. Maker Robert Timbrell and Joseph Bell I. Fully marked inside lid and on side of body.

Price £3,550 SOLD

5553. Charles II Silver Lidded Tankard

A rare early English silver flat top lidded tankard in sterling silver with a scroll handle having a decorative thumb piece. To the front is a crisp armorial engraved in the style of that period. An excellent example of early hand beaten silver with lots of character. Weight 652 grams, 20.9 troy ounces. Height 15.5 cms. London 1680. Maker AD in a circle (see Jacksons page 138). Fully marked on lid and base. Makers mark on the handle.

Price £7,650 - click on photo for more images

4085. George I Armorial Silver Tankard

An excellent antique sterling silver drinking tankard with hinged lid and straight sided design. With a fine armorial engraved to the front. Weight 30 troy ounces approx. Height 18 cms. Diameter 11 cms. London 1726. By Peter Le Chouabe, a rare Huguenot maker.

Price £4,750 SOLD

Antique Silver Lidded Tankard

7318. George II Silver Lidded Tankard

A large and excellent quality antique sterling silver tankard with plain styling and baluster shape. Attractive strapwork to the handle. Contains 1100 ml, just under a quart. Good weight 914 grams. Height 20 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 10.7 cms (inside top) and 11.4 (base). London 1758. Maker Shaw & Priest.

Price £2,550 - click on photo for more images

7301. George III Silver Lidded Tankard

A very attractive antique sterling silver tankard of baluster shape with gilt interior. Large size. Beautiful deep chased decoration to the body of fruit, flowers and scrolls. To the front there is a vacant cartouche. Gilt interior. Weight 862 grams, 27.7 troy ounces. Height 22 cms. Diameter of top 11.5 cms, base 11 cms. London 1779. Maker Francis Stamp.

Price £2,450 - click on photo for more images

6966. George III Silver Lidded Tankard

A good quality antique sterling silver tankard of plain design with an attractive pierced thumb piece and bands of concentric lines around the body (coopered decoration). The lid has an unusual hinge mechanism. To the front is a hand engraved monogram. Contains 1450 ml. Weight 913 grams, 29.3 troy ounces. Height 15 cms (18.5 cms to top of thumb piece). Diameter of top 9.5cms, base 11.25 cms. London 1774. Maker William Holmes.

Price £2,150 - click on photo for more images

6677. Antique Newcastle Silver Tankard

A good Georgian sterling silver lidded tankard with domed lid and straight tapering form. Good weight and size. Lovely patina. Weight 833 grams, 26.7 troy ounces. Height 20 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 10.25 cms (inside top), 13 cms (base). Newcastle 1774. Maker William Stalker & John Mitchisen.

Price £2,550 - click on photo for more images

6667. Georgian Silver Tankard

A very decorative flat top lidded tankard with excellent embossed decoration of flowers, leaves and scrolls in deep relief. With straight sides and a pretty pierced thumb piece. Weight 818 grams, 26.3 troy ounces. Height 17 cms (top of thumb piece). Diameter inside top 11.6 cms. Sheffield 1829. Maker S Roberts & Co.

Price £2,250 - click on photo for more images

6488. George III Silver Lidded Tankard

A very attractive antique sterling silver tankard of baluster shape with gilt interior. Beautiful deep chased decoration to the body of flowers and scrolls. To the front there is a vacant cartouche. Weight 692 grams, 22.2 troy ounces. Height 19.5 cms. Diameter of top 10 cms, base 11 cms. London 1773. Maker Charles Wright.

Price £2,350 - click on photo for more images

6487. George II Silver Lidded Tankard

A good antique sterling silver tankard with deep chased flowers, leaves and scrolls to the body. Attractive strapwork to the handle. To the front there is a presentation inscription from the Leicester Agricultural Society. Weight 745 grams, 23.9 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Diameter 10 cms (top and base). London 1759. Maker Robert Cox.

Price £2,375 - click on photo for more images

6404. George II Silver Lidded Tankard

A good antique sterling silver tankard with domed hinged lid. Plain straight sided design with concentric rim and flared base. Weight 739 grams, 23.7 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Diameter 10 cms (top) and 12.5 cms (base). London 1744. Maker Humphrey Payne.

Price £2,750 SOLD

 

6078. George III Silver Lidded Tankard

A decorative antique sterling silver tankard with chased flowers, leaves and scrolls (later added). Gilt interior. Weight 838 grams, 26.9 troy ounces. Height 17.5 cms. Diameter 11 (top), 12.5 cms (base). Contains 1 pint. London 1762. Maker Samuel Wood.

Price £2,250 - click on photo for more images

Antique Silver Lip Tankards

Antique Silver Flagons

6672. Georgian Silver Lidded Tankard

A large decorative antique sterling silver tankard with pretty embossed decoration with flowers and leaves. Engraved crest and inscription within a scrolled cartouche. Weight 930 grams, 30 troy ounces. Height 21.5 cms. Diameter inside top 10 cms. London 1792. Chas Hougham.

Price £1,950 - click on photo for more images

 

6670. Georgian Silver Lidded Tankard

A decorative antique sterling silver tankard with pretty embossed decoration with swirls, flowers, leaves and scrolls. Weight 778 grams, 25 troy ounces. Height 19.5 cms. Diameter inside top 9.5 cms. London 1783. Jas Sutton and James Bult.

Price £1,950 - click on photo for more images

5283. Large Antique Silver Flagon

A fantastically large and imposing item. An excellent heavy quality antique sterling silver tankard by the highly regarded maker Stephen Smith. Beautifully engraved all over and having an presentation inscription to one side. Weight 2146 grams, 69 troy ounces. Height 33.5 cms. Diameter of base 20.5 cms. London 1868. Maker Stephen Smith of the Goldsmiths Alliance.

Price £6,650 - click on photo for more images

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