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George II Silver Mug

Date: 1738

Maker: Humphrey Payne

Country: England

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A good early English silver mug with baluster shape on a spreading foot. Nice chunky style and large capacity. The plain features are typical of the period. Good gauge metal. Excellent colour. To the front is a hand engraved crest of a bird holding a flower in its beak.

Contains 520 ml.

Weight 325 grams, 16.7 troy ounces.

Height 11.7cm. Diameter of top 8.4cm.

London 1738.

Maker Humphrey Payne.

Sterling silver.

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

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