9198
Antique James II Silver Mug

Date: 1686

Country: England

Stock Number: 9198

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A rare early English silver mug of large size and very heavy gauge silver dating from the James II period. With a plain straight sided tapering form, simple reeded bands to top and base and an "S" scroll handle. To the front is an impressive hand engraved armorial with the crest of a sheep and the motto "Felice Chi Puo". Excellent colour. Weight 475 grams, 15.2 troy ounces. Height 11 cm. Diameter 8.6 cm (top), 10 cm (base). Contains 1 pint. London 1686. Makers mark entered in Jacksons Page 142. Handle unmarked.

Literature: This must one of the first mugs to be made in England. Mugs are very rarely found as early as tankards, the earliest seeming to date from about 1680.

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